TOM…WHERE ARE THE PICTURES?
I know, I know….I am lax on posting pictures. The Verde Claro is one of my favorite tomatoes…and I have lots of varieties. As our website sells out of certain varieties, I need to list and release new ones to replace those that cannot be ordered due to lack of seed.
This is from my breeding work during the early 1990′s to make improvements on the Green Grape tomato which was first released in 1983…Tater Mater Seed catalog. Verde Claro …meaning clear green….. has a clear epidermis unlike the Green Grape tomato which has a yellow epidermis. VC is also sweeter than Green Grape. It gets sweeter as you leave it on the vine….once it bursts…it doesn’t get any sweeter. If your fingers don’t get as sticky as a bear robbing a bee hive..you don’t have VERDE CLARO!
Large indeterminate vines with green flesh cherry tomatoes with a slight grape shape. Again, the epidermis is clear therefore it won’t have that amber/green look when ripe. Besides the sweetness it has a rather subtle but strong tomato flavor…hard to describe! Toying around with near seedless versions of VERDE CLARO was frankly…a misguided adventure….how do you sell seed if there aren’t enough to sell? This clone has enough seed so that you and anyone else down the pike can grow them out and save seed.
To get the best flavor grow VERDE CLARO in a warm environment…and please grow them organically. Better yet….don’t over-water….try to keep the subsoil moist, but avoid watering directly if you can. Here in Washington….the flavor was superb in a greenhouse setting on river bottom ground where the greenhouse was never watered all season outside of transplanting the seedlings. The hotter clime in the greenhouse…compared to the cool weather outside…captivated my friends upon sampling the fruits.
Note, this seed may not show up directly until Rob updates the listing.