Super Sioux Tomato
Super Sioux Tomato

Super Sioux Tomato

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20 seed Packet
0.25 gram
1 gram
Super Sioux

70 days, indeterminate — Also marketed as "Super Lakota," 'Super Sioux' produces red fruits are globe-shaped, average about four ounces, are thick walled and fleshy with a nice old-time tart flavor. A good processing tomato for home gardening and early fresh market sales.

'Super Sioux' was developed by D. V. Burrell Seed Growers of Colorado and is an improved version of the old variety 'Sioux' which had been bred at the Nebraska Experimental Station and introduced in 1944. It was submitted to the National Seed Storage Lab in 1961 an is assigned USDA accession number PI 644789.

This variety is a good choice for hot, dry locations and it sets fruit well in high temperatures. Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds, and there are about 85 seeds per 0.25 gram.
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Seeds sprouted easily and plants grew abundantly but with our temps. At 100F for several weeks, the blossoms dropped and fruit didn't set well til late in the season. The flavor was pretty bland which was very disappointing as I grew this because the description said "old-time tart flavor." Will try something different this year.

VSC NOTES: Even though 'Super Sioux' is more tolerant of high temperature than many varieties, no tomato variety that I can think of will set fruit at 100F sustained temperatures. This is simply due to the biology of the plant. Tomato pollen is killed at high temperatures. In regards to flavor, since the fruit were set late and it takes nice warm sun to fully develop the flavor components, you didn't get to taste their full potential. If you try it again, I would recommend starting much earlier so that they are flowering and setting fruit before the peak of your hot season arrives. Thank you for sharing . . . this is good to know! ~Mike
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Southern Oregon. on 2/18/2015
Great tomato for the south. Very prolific with a great flavor!
I will grow this again for the third year in a row. Wonderful tomato for the deep south. Very prolific with a great flavor!
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Reviewed by:  from Mobile, AL. on 12/7/2016
A definite favorite
Super Sioux was one of the first heirlooms and hot dry climate tomatoes I ever grew and they normally do extremely well, this year being an exception but then again, we had almost two months straight of temperatures over 100F. A few miles away from us is about 5F cooler so this summer's temps there were like ours are normally and all the friends we gave these to in that area are tickled pink because their Super Siouxs are going like gang-busters while the usual "tried and true" varieties aren't doing anything but dropping blossoms because of the heat. This tomato is a great size for canning and has excellent flavor so makes an awesome slicer too. (I'm fond of them stuffed with tuna salad or sliced on fried or scrambled eggs.) I also like adding them to blander paste tomatoes to add some zip to sauces.
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Reviewed by:  from Idaho Desert. on 9/3/2013
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