75 days, determinate
— 'Santiam' is better than most tomato varieties at setting fruit under cooler temperatures. The first fruit are early maturing, red, large (up to three inches in diameter), and mostly seedless (parthenocarpic
). It is a great choice for slicing and has a nice tart flavor. 'Santiam' is also a perfect candidate for cooler climates and locations with shorter growing seasons.
Bred and introduced by Dr. James R. Baggett
of Oregon State University in 1984 as a stabilized cross between 'Severianin' and 'Starshot'. Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.