Wild Galapagos Tomato is one of two wild tomato species endemic to the Galapagos, and the only one that is edible!
This small grape sized yellow-orange tomato was found growing right along the seafront, just feet from the ocean in rocky, exposed and in almost soilless conditions.
The fruit is intensely sweet, complex and resistant to many tomato pests. We found that the flavor of many other small-fruited tomato varieties paled by comparison.
This variety is used in harsh conditions and in salt water aquaponics research. Read our article on The Wild Galapagos Tomato for the full story!
Indoors: 6 - 8 weeks before last frost sow 1/4" deep and keep soil evenly moist at 60- 70 degrees F. When the second set of leaves appears, transplant seedlings to individual pots.
Harden off 2 weeks before setting out, when weather is fully warm, in a spot with at least 8 hours of sun daily. Plant seedlings up to 2" under the first leaves, at least 3' apart. Water deeply and well in dry weather.
Outdoors: Sow as above, directly in site when weather is warm.
This tomato will sow itself. One fruit left behind after the first frost will be sure to start a new crop next year. One plant spreads over a very large area, and is truly wild - you have to work hard to keep up with it. It seems to grow as you watch and keeps producing tomatoes until the first frost kills the plant.
I bought the Galapagos wild tomato seed from you last year and planted them this spring. They grew like weeds and produce gobs of delicious yellow fruit. This is an amazing variety that I did not happen to see when I visited the islands some years ago. It is so nice to be able to grow these. Thank you so much for offering them. We enjoy them right off the vine or in salads with a light olive oil type dressing. We have had some cold weather here already but the plants are still producing!
Quite prolific, and the plant itself is delightfully unruly; thrived in my sub-irrigated boxes even in the dry Colorado climate. Seeds save particularly well, also. As a bonus, if you have too many unripe ones come first frost, they make excellent green tomato relish.
I have had this plant since summer. It has had the same height as some of my plants. It has branched off. The fruits ripen pretty fast. I have saved some seeds but have not eaten one yet. I grew this one indoor in a 3.5-inch square pot.
I bought your seed for my 2015 garden and grew 3 plants. The one that had a great deal of room went about 6 ft. in every direction even though I tried to stake it. The crop was unbelievably productive. So, I fermented some with just water & salt in jars and we are now enjoying them. So, my advice is: you need a lot of space or they'll interfere with whatever is trying to grow nearby. I am in Zone 3.