Gondwana Moon Tomato
Gondwana Moon Tomato is another fantastic Aussie variety developed by the dwarf tomato project. Dwarf trees to 1.4m high mean there is ample room to plant these high yielding tomato plants in any garden.
Produces delightful small/medium fruits (30 to 90 grams) which have dark purple stains on the sunny side with gold on the shady side. Pale yellow meat stands out. Lovely sweet and meaty flavours.
2021/22 season: Sown Nov 15 (late), planted in hothouse Dec 20, ripening began mid to late February (68-72 days approx).
Sow – Start on a heat mat ideally in late August to October and plant out after frost risk and soils around 10 deg at night (after 7 days consecutively).
Can start earlier if planting in a hothouse. 8 weeks on average from sowing to planting if using a heat-mat.
Spacing – 50cm
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- The wild ancestor of the tomato is native to western South America. These wild versions were the size of peas. Aztecs and other peoples in Mesoamerica were the first to have domesticated the fruit and used in their cooking.
- The Spanish first introduced tomatoes to Europe, where they became used in Spanish food.
- In France, Italy and northern Europe, the tomato was initially grown as an ornamental plant. It was regarded with suspicion as a food because botanists recognized it as a nightshade, a relative of the poisonous belladonna.
- This was exacerbated by the interaction of the tomato’s acidic juice with pewter plates.
- The leaves and immature fruit contains tomatine, which in large quantities would be toxic. However, the ripe fruit contains no tomatine.
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