I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
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!