Crimson Sprinter Tomato

An early, medium sized Canadian heirloom slicer developed by Professor Thomas Graham at the Ontario Agricultural College. It is said to be “the earliest [65 days-to-maturity] cultivar to carry the famous crimson gene for high lycopene.” Its semi-determinate vines filled and overflowed our five foot tall tomato cages and produced lots of ripe fruit with deep red interiors and delicious flavor.
Approximately 25 seeds per packet - Seed produced in 2021
Original Source: High Mowing Organic Seeds (2018)

Keywords (optional; may include species, genus, family, planting season, etc): deep red interiors
Is this seed certified organic?:
Yes
No, but no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers were used in producing it
No, and synthetic pesticides or fertilizers were used in producing it.
Available year round?:
Yes
No; see lister's profile for availability times
Quantity (optional; may be min. # of seeds, or packet weight, or other measure of quantity): approximately 25 seeds per packet
Listing created Oct 22, 2021

Public discussion (3)

Luca Granhero

10 months ago

Nice to hear of another grower having success with this variety. How many seasons have you saved it since sourcing the seed from HM?

Steve Wood

10 months ago

Only two years, so our seed probably has adapted much to our area. And...I killed our 2021 save seed when hot water treating it! Our first attempt at saving Crimson Sprinters from seed obtained from a Seed Savers Exchange member was a disaster, The seed apparently brought anathracnose into our garden. Hence, the hot water treatment of all of our tomato seed the last few years.

Luca Granhero

10 months ago

These are important lessons to learn for those of us who are saving a sharing. Thanks for the reply

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