What are the pros? Sets fruit at high temperature
What are the cons? Not my favorite for flavor
The tomatoes from Iraq do better than most in our hot, mostly dry summers.
This year, I'm saving my own seed from this variety and several others that do well in our climate.
Using small organza drawstring bags that are slipped over an unopened blossom and allowed to remain in place until a fruit is set. Sometimes I remove the drawstring bag long enough to tickle the opened blossom to assure pollination and then quickly put it back on to prevent cross pollination.
Once the fruit is set, I remove the drawstring bag and mark that tomato with a colorful twist tie. Since I grow a lot of different varieties in a small area, it's my best hope to prevent cross pollination when saving seed.
This tomato is not one of my favorites for flavor, but it sets fruit at high temps and doesn't taste bad at all. Any homegrown tomato is better than a store bought tomato. The varieties from Iraq do well in our hot summers and provide tomato insurance.
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