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Mallorcan Winter Tomato (15 seeds) (WW135) $4.00

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Mallorcan Winter Tomato

         
 
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This unusual tomato from the Spanish island of Mallorca is used almost exclusively for sun drying or for winter storage. The rambling vines about 24 inches in height produce an abundance of round, pinkish-yellow fruit with rose-pink centers. The fruits are generally about 2 to 2 ½ inches in diameter and are not full-flavored when they appear vine-ripe. They attain their most intense flavor thorough aging. The tomato should be treated as determinate because at the end of summer, the fruit production peaks and then stops. The plants defoliate and at this point the Mallorcans either harvest the fruit for sun drying (which improves their flavor), or the vines are pulled up whole and hung upside down in a protected place (such as a barn) so that the tomatoes can ripen slowly over the course of the winter. The tomatoes are then pulled off the vines as needed. They will keep this way for several months. The plants should be spaced about 24 inches apart and are not helped by staking. In Mallorca, they are allowed to ramble over the ground or to drape over stone walls or terraces because the radiated heat from the ground contributes to their special flavor. If you are looking for the ideal tomato for drying or for use as a winter keeper, this tomato is by far the best heirloom of choice.
 
Mallorcan Winter Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SwampFarmer
Location:
Northeast, WI, United States
Date:
December 4, 2018
          5.0
 
Great keepers
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Great keepers

What are the cons? None really

Review:

Eating a few of these a day in December in Wisconsin! Harvested them the last week of August, and stored them in a cool basement (basically room temperature). The way they are going I should have tomatoes into, if not through, January. The flavor is a bit unique, kind of creamy, and is improving the longer they are in storage. A bit mealy texture, but the flavor and storage capabilities more than make up for that, and is still far better than anything that can be purchased here at this time of year. I have lost perhaps 10% to spoilage, but the majority were in a box that was two layers deep rather than one. The spoilage to me is a small price to pay for "fresh" tomatoes in December. Grew them in large containers this year as an experiment, but these will be in the ground every year in my garden. The yield was as good or better than the other varieties I have grown in the same location and containers.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AngieReyna
Location:
hagerstown, IN, United States
Date:
October 10, 2018
          5.0
 
Great long time keeps
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? no breaks in the skins

What are the cons? fall off the vine easy

Review:

This was my first-year planting and growing Mallorcan Winter Tomatoes. I have been totally impressed with these tomatoes. They grew in in abundance like clusters of grapes, although they were small (2 to 2 1/2 inches in diameter.) The skins are thick which keeps them firm for months. The pale-yellow skins kind of fool you even after they are ripe. Once you remove the skins, which by the way are easy to peel; the tomatoes are red underneath the skins. I still have tomatoes I took off the vines over 2 months ago. I gave a lot of tomatoes to family and friends and decide to sell the rest on an “Honorary System” in front of my yard. I did sell some, but I still had too many left over, most people that drove by were not too impress with the pale pink color nor the size of the fruit. What a shame, they didn’t know what great keepers they are since this type of tomatoes are new in our area and perhaps our country. They have a great flavor, awesome in salads or whatever. Mallorcan Tomtatoes

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Leslie Trail
Location:
Boise, ID, United States
Date:
October 4, 2018
          5.0
 
Long shelf life
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Fun, did not have to support

What are the cons? None so far

Review:

Grew these as a test, I planted four in the ground and one in a large pot. I did not support any of them. The plants had ripe looking tomatoes early in the season and I had read they do not have great flavor right away so I have been putting then in a bowl in a cooler spot in the house... it has over two months and those tomatoes look totally fresh. I have tasted them off and on and there flavor is still improving. I keep picking more and more and putting them in the house. Some time this fall or winter I plan to dehydrate them. I will post again once they reach full flavor. The plants are only about 2x2 but they do have a lot of tomatoes on them. I will plant more next year in the ground (they produced more) I will make sure and give them 2-3 feet between them next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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