Banana Toes Tomato
'Banana Toes' tomatoes.

Banana Toes Tomato

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Early maturing, extremely compact but productive plants; Fruit borne in clusters of 4 to 6, elongated, paste-type, 2-4 oz., yellow ripening to orange
Banana Toes Certified Naturally Grown Seed Open Source Seed Initiative

70 days, dwarf — The rugose, regular leaf plants of 'Banana Toes' are very compact, reaching only eighteen to twenty-four inches tall, but they are very productive. Borne in clusters of four to six fruit, the elongated, Roma-type tomatoes are a beautiful bright-yellow color ripening to a deeper shade. They have the classic consistency of a paste tomato, making them perfect for sauce, paste, and preserving. Their flavor is mild and pleasant, and the fruit keep for a long time after picking without losing quality.

The "Speckly" family originated from a cross made by Craig LeHoullier between "Dwarf Tomato Project" release 'Dwarf Golden Heart' and the indeterminate variety 'Speckled Roman'. 'Banana Toes' was selected and named by Gina McDermott in 2017. Along with key contributor Gina McDermott, Craig LeHoullier, Bill Minkey, Mike Dunton, and John Dunton are the other contributors to creating this new variety. Each packet contains at least 20 seeds.
A tomato machine - best for sauce or dehydrating, not fresh eating
Think of this as a super dwarf growing highly productive sauce tomato. It's gorgeous. The bright yellow, 2-3 ounce long slender tomatoes have few seeds, dense flesh and are produced in abundance. The variety tends to produce lots of tomatoes in quite a concentrated manner (like a determinate variety), but keep it fed and watered and healthy and it will keep flowering and fruiting. Yellow tomato sauce? Yellow dehydrated tomato pieces? You betcha!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Raleigh NC. on 2/7/2022
Decent flavor, Had some issues with fungus
Strong grower early in the season. It set lots of fruit but later succumbed to some sort of fungal disease. One of my plants did develop what I think was anthracose tomato spot with sunken dark spots starting at the stem end of the fruit that eventually rotted. I had some issues with BER very early on, but that went away with consistent watering and a garden lime slurry.

Plants did not exceed 3 feet in height. Somewhat acidic flavor with a paste tomato texture. Size was fairly consistent at 2.5 inches, but considerably smaller on the diseased plants.

Would probably make a good sauce tomato, but was only so-so eaten fresh. The flavor was good, but the texture was a bit mealy. This may be a result of stress as we have had lots of hot days. I would consider growing this again, but I would be more careful about consistent watering and possibly using some sort of preventative against fungal diseases.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from South-Eastern Wisconsin. on 9/11/2021
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