Hillbilly Tomato
'Hillbilly' tomato.

Hillbilly Tomato

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Hillbilly  Certified Naturally Grown Seed

85 days, indeterminate — The fruits are large, up to one pound, oblate-shaped, orange-yellow with red streaks in color and mild tasting.

In the past few years, a couple of seed merchants have incorrectly been claiming that 'Hillbilly' is also known as "Flame."  According to our friend, the late Dr. Carolyn Male, this is false. Although there is a tomato variety called 'Flame', it is a relatively newly released (circa 1984) bi-color. Originally introduced as "Olympic Flame," it was quickly renamed "Old Flame" due to trademark claims, and over the years, the name has become commonly shortened to simply "Flame."

'Hillbilly' is reportedly an heirloom variety from West Virginia. Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.
A New Favorite
I found this on someone else's "top 5" list and I'm so glad I tried it. The fruit are meaty and sweet, and so beautiful when you slice them. They are great on sandwiches and would make a lovely pinkish sauce. I have clay soil and it did fine in it. I'd wish for more tomatoes, but we had early heat, so for a month, it was hard for fruits to set, but I think in a place that it never gets over 90F, it'd be superb. I will definitely grow again next year.
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