Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
Kimberly was developed by John de Rocque of Kimberly, BC Canada. John used a tomato called Siberia and he crossed it with the Tiny Tim tomato thus creating this extremely good tasting variety. Lightly sweet, slightly tart with a smooth true tomato flavor finish. PERFECT for salads. Folks that came by the trial gardens LOVED this tomato for its flavor.
Kimberly is a fairly compact tomato plant reaching about 3-4' in our trial gardens. This very early producing tomato has potato leaves and will produce round, red golf ball sized fruits. Kimberly is VERY prolific and produces over a long period. In fact, Kimberly was the first to produce in the tomato fields back at the beginning of May. It is the end of September now and I harvested 67#s off of four plants yesterday!!This is hands down the best producer for its size in our trial garden of 148 of heirloom tomatoes.
California Grown Heirloom Seeds Kimberly was THE absolute FIRST heirloom tomato to produce in our field of over 150 tomato varieties. From what I've read about Kimberly I'm guessing this tomato would have grown larger and even produced more had we not had such a cool summer. HOWEVER, in spite of this we still got an IMMENSE crop of early tomatoes that taste FAR better than most of early producers. One thing is for sure, people that stopped by the garden from the winery sure seemed to rave about the taste of Kimberly. They must know something after tasting all that great wine!