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Esterina F1 tomato

Raifu
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A kind woman from Kansas on Gardenweb gave me the seeds for this, a year or two ago. Here's my Esterina F1 tomato plant, this year, so far:

Esterina F1 tomato plant.

f1_hybrid_tomato
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Raifu
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Here's my first Esterina F1 fruit, which I harvested, today. I think it should have ripened somewhat longer, but it started coloring on Saturday, and it was dark when I harvested it. I ate it, and was surprised. It was nothing like I had anticipated. It was refreshing, mildly sweet, not acidic tasting at all (kind of like Medovaya Kaplya with regard to acidity), and kind of like a plum in its taste qualities (not the tart qualities of a plum). I was expecting more of a super sweet/tart taste. It didn't have a strong tomato flavor, but more of a fruity flavor (although not a really super strong one).

Esterina F1 fruit. 13 July 2020.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Raifu
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I've been trying more of these, and they've intensified in sweetness and flavor (the same flavor) greatly. The taste is a lot like a sweet cherry, but sweeter, and not as tart.

I saved seeds—they're tomatillo-sized!

Here are the super sweet ones that I seeded:
Esterina F1 fruits, in hand. 6 August 2020.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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