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Gold Rush Currant Wild Tomato


These tiny golden tomatoes are the size of a pea, but their flavor is huge. Complex, sweet and juicy.

Gold Rush Currant is a wild tomato, (Lycospericon pimpinfolium). It's vigorous, opinionated, and a bit unruly. It delivers hundreds of tiny tasty fruits, perfect for lunch box or gourmet garnish. The fruits grow on trusses of 10-12, easy to harvest, and they keep coming till frost.
Lycospericon pimpinfolium is native to the western slope of the Andes and it doesn't need to be babied. Plants set fruit early, even in cool climates, and are disease resistant. They got along without our help for hundreds of years.
Don't expect a tidy bush that minds it manners. Gold Rush sprawls and wanders where it please. Give it a corner of the garden or tie it up with a spiral of string. Its abundance of sweet little fruits will make up for its exuberance. Indeterminate, 75-80 days.

Thoroughly moisten your seed-starting mix, and then fill your pots/containers to within 1/2" of the top.

Place two or three seeds into each small container or each cell of a seed starter. Cover the seed with about 1/4" of soil.

Water to ensure good seed-to-mix contact. You can use a plant mister or just dribble a stream of water over the top. You don't need to soak the soil, just moisten the top layer.
(You don't want to heavily water and "push" seeds to deep that they can't germinate.)

Keep the mix moist but not soaking wet. Lay some plastic kitchen wrap and a rubber band over pots to keep in heat and moisture.

Place the pots in a warm, sunny spot or on top of a heat mat. (Seeds won't germinate until the soil itself is 75-80 degrees.)

Check pots daily. As soon as you see sprouts, remove the covering and place the pots in a sunny window or under grow lights, keeping the lights just an inch or two above the tops of the plants.
10 seeds


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