Brazilian Beauty Tomato
An early tomato with great, sweet flavor and a mysterious past. This was a big hit at the tomato tasting this summer. The very juicy fruits form in clusters and are saladette size--about 2" across. They are a rich, dusky mahogany red, in between a regular red tomato and a "black" type. This beat Black Trifele in my garden on every count. The vines stay a managable size, and produce heavily until frost. (My seed crop also gave me jars and jars of sauce in addition to fresh eating.)
I found these at the local farmer' market several years ago. The vendor said that back in the 1970's, he was at his brother's nursery when a hippie van pulled up, full of assorted tomato plants for sale. The nursery didn't buy them, but he got a few and took them home. This mahogany-red, saladette-size tomato was the standout, and he had been saving seed ever since. Who named it and why I have not discovered. Extremely rare--as far as I know, nobody else carries this.