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
1957 "Obtained from South Africa growing which is reported to withstand as high as 6 degrees frost."
A true cold-weather tomato, this plant survived several very cold nights and a fall frost that killed nearly all others in our trial gardens. It should be mentioned the "frost resistance" is in an adult plant. When I set them out in the spring as seedlings they froze just like the other tomatoes. So I would say the "frost resistance" is fall frost.
Wheatley’s is a very productive indeterminate cherry-type plant. The fruits are about 2” in length and 1” wide and very firm. They are borne in clusters of 8-10. Super tasty!