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Old April 22, 2017   #19
Marek Kvapil
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Czech Republic
Posts: 20

Originally Posted by carolyn137 View Post
What is so special about Latah,it and many other early varieties were also bred by Dr.Boe

I've grown Latah and don't like it at all,I also grew another one of his called Sandpoint

Which I really didn't like at all , seeds from Glenn at Sandhill,and it was a bit a joke between us when I would send him seeds for trial ,he'd ask if anything there that tastes like Sandpoint.

Finally he asked if his wife Linda if she would coat some Latah fruits with dark chocolate and send them to me and I said no,all I would do would be to eat the dark chocolate and leave the rest.

Merek, I checked out your website and very nicely done,here is the link for others if they want to take a look


Thank you, Carolyn.

I firstly met Latah in RealSeed Catalogue where it is described as "It might just be the best early tomato ever. It’s a super-early variety that tolerates short or cool summer..."

So I tested the variety and found it really very early. It is earlier than eg. Stupické polní rané. It takes about 50 days from planting to harvesting first ripen fruits (Stupické polní rané in my conditions takes about 55 days). As I grow tomatoes mostly outside in the garden or in the field and without fungicides, very early varieties can provide me with some fruits before late blight strikes in bad years. The flavor might be inferior but it is the dark side of many early varieties.

Last year I crossed Latah with the Wild Hawaiian tomato (solanum pimpinellifolium) which has the sweetest taste of all tomatoes I have ever tried. My intention is to improve the taste of Latah. I wonder how delicious the F1 generation of this cross shall prove to be:-)
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