ROUGHWOOD/EFN EXCLUSIVE. This gorgeous tomato was collected in Homs, Syria, by C.O. Eyer of the Near East Foundation in 1949 or earlier. Homs has been one of the cities most devastated by the ongoing war in Syria and is known for being a hotbed of resistance. It was also once a major agricultural center. The 'Homs 11' tomato produces flat, deeply fasciated (ribbed), bright red fruits on sprawling, indeterminate plants. These tomatoes are not long-keepers, so they may not be best suited for market farmers, but for the home gardener they are wonderful -- with a strong, heirloom tomato flavor, a striking beauty, and a powerful story. Being from Syria, the plants are extremely drought and heat tolerant. Grown ecologically in New Jersey by the Experimental Farm Network.