Decades back when I was a rooftop gardener and just getting started with small-space tomato varieties, 'Silvery Fir Tree' aka 'Silver Fir Tree' was the first determinate variety to steal my heart. Even though countless varieties have made their way into my gardens and I am growing on the ground now, it remains on my top favourites list.
This red tomato retains its status for good reason. There's nothing like it's silver-grey, delicate, cut, ferny foliage. Whether in a container or in the ground, it brings ornament and surprise to the tomato patch. Sometimes in the tomato world, flavour is sacrificed for beauty. Not here. 'Silvery Fir Tree' produces juicy, red fruit with a lot of sweet flavour. Better yet, they are sandwich-sized, which is a bonus in a plant that is compact enough to be grown in a mid-sized pot. And it's an early season variety to boot!
For best results I suggest growing one plant per pot. Be sure to choose one that is no less than 12" deep. Enjoy!
Special Notes: Determinate. Delicate, ferny leaves with a touch of silvery grey. Compact plant, about 18-24" tall. Good for containers. Slicer sized fruit. Russian variety. Open-pollinated. Early season. 60-70 days.
No less than 20 seed per packet.
Seed Starting and Growing: Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed.
About You Grow Girl Seeds:
All of the seeds that I sell were lovingly homegrown and harvested by me, small scale, in my urban garden using organic methods only -- no chemicals or pesticides whatsoever. Tomato varieties are isolated to stay true using the flower bagging method and I test for germination quality. I take special care in choosing varieties that I find unusual, interesting and fabulous, and/or especially suitable for growing in small space gardens.