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Seed Savers announces winning tomatoes from Tomato Tasting

Posted: Thu, Sep 10, 2015 4:07 PM
Igleheart Yellow Cherry Tomato

The small but mighty "Igleheart Yellow Cherry," a tomato that earned third place in two previous Tomato Tastings, has been declared the winner of the later Tomato Tasting at Seed Savers Exchange.

The Igleheart Yellow Cherry came to Seed Savers Exchange from Diane and James Igleheart of Indiana.  James' parents acquired the variety from their Italian gardener, around 1960, when the family lived in Connecticut.  The tasty tomato is known by growers as a prolific yielder.  The Igleheart Yellow Cherry has been offered in the past in Seed Savers' members-only seed exchange, but will be introduced to the general public in SSE's 2016 catalog.

Second and third place winners were separated by a single vote, with second place going to "German Pink," which produces one to two pound tomatoes and is excellent for canning, freezing, and slicing, and third place going to "Alice Roosevelt," a bright red, medium sized, globe shaped fruit.