Bison Tomato
'Bison' tomato.

Bison Tomato

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Bison Certified Naturally Grown Seed

68 days, determinate — 'Bison' has compact, two-foot tall, regular-leaf plants that produce round to oblate shaped, red colored, two to eight ounce tomatoes. They are juicy with a complex, mildly tart flavor. 'Bison' is well suited for fresh eating as well as for canning.

'Bison' is an early maturing variety developed at the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station by renowned horticulturalist, Dr. Albert F. Yeager from a stabilized cross between 'Red River' and 'Cooper's Special'.[1] Prior to his work, tomatoes were nearly impossible to grow in the northern portions of the state. Although well adapted to the Great Plains Region, 'Bison' is an excellent choice for gardeners in shorter season growing areas, or those desiring early harvests.

It was released to growers in 1929 and introduced commercially in the Oscar H. Will & Company's 1931 seed catalog. Our original seed was USDA GRIN accession number PI 270216. Each packet contains at least 20 seeds.

See also 'Golden Bison'.
Grown on an Aerogarden hydroponic unit
I purchased Bison while shopping for a non-cherry tomato plant that is compact enough to grow on an Aerogarden - Max. height 24 inches. Bison has performed very well - planted on 12/31/20, first harvest on 4/5/21. Most recently, today - 5/29/21 with more tomatoes on the way. Fruit is approx 2-inches in diameter and weighs 2.5 ounces. Best flavor if you let the fruit ripen on the plant until the color is a deep red.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Potomac, Maryland. on 5/29/2021
Great tomato
The Bison tomato is a complex tomato that has great flavor. Bison is very hardy and despite my own mistakes seed starting this plant pulled through.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Northcentral Kansas. on 11/1/2021
Great production for a small plant!
This tomato did really well for me. Small, compact plant, loads of production. A great determinate to add.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Midwest. on 1/18/2022
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