Volunteer that came where the Holyland tomato died

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Volunteer that came where the Holyland tomato died

Raifu
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Fruit from a tomato volunteer that is probably Orange Minsk—and others.

The HL volunteer in the picture (the orange tomato) is the tomato at hand here. I transplanted a Holyland tomato there in the spring, but it died. Another tomato sprouted, which I thought might be Holyland. I let it grow, and it produced this orange fruit, which I believe ripened a super long time ago. However, it's still just fine, and it's firm! The plant would perhaps have produced lots more fruit, but it was growning in between about eight plants, being shaded by them. It was doing quite well before the shade quite overtook it. It had a late start, even for a volunteer.

It's probably a volunteer from my garden last year. So, that means it's probably a cross with Orange Minsk, since I didn't grow a lot of orange tomatoes last year. I didn't save seeds from Orange Minsk; so, this is a fortuitous situation.

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Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Re: Volunteer that came where the Holyland tomato died

Raifu
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Here's a cross-section:

Sliced fruit from a tomato volunteer that was probably Orange Minsk.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Re: Volunteer that came where the Holyland tomato died

Raifu
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The taste was astonishingly not sweet. It had flavor, and it was good, but it wasn't sour. It was almost bitter, but it wasn't bitter. I'm guessing it would be sweeter with some more sunshine, however.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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