Re: [tomato] Tomato Digest V1 #384

Doreen Howard (
Sun, 18 Jun 2000 20:54:21 -0500

Your spoon tomato is NOT Silvery Fir Tree.  SFT does have ferny or
carrot-top foliage (it also goes by the name Carrot Top tomato), but its
fruit are in the 3-8 ounce range.  SFT is an open-pollinated heirloom from
Russia introduced to the retail American market by Kent Whealy of Seed
Savers Exchange.  I'd love to know what your spoon tomato is--especially
with such interesting foliage.  Why don't you save some seeds and see if the
tomato reproduces itself?
Doreen Howard
Zone 4b--Wisconsin where the tomatoes are just beginning to flower

-----Original Message-----
From: Rose Miller <>
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Date: Sunday, June 18, 2000 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: [tomato] Tomato Digest V1 #384

>>Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2000 13:52:58 -0500
>>From: Rose Miller <>
>>Subject: [tomato] Spoon tomato????
>>Anyone ever hear of a SPOON tomato?  I bought a plant at the local
>>nursery...the foliage is feathery like a fern and it already is
>>producing TINY sweet tomatoes about 1/8 tsp. size...hence the name I
>>guess for 8 of them fit in a teaspoon...I haven't seen it in any of
>>my tomato books...much bigger than a GRAPE tomato...I have it in a
>>big pot on a trellis...not caged...and it is a real conversation
>>Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2000 18:41:44 EDT
>>Subject: Re: [tomato] Spoon tomato????
>>Silvery Fir.....maybe
>GENE....can you point me to a source for "Silvery Fir" so I can check it
>I'm assuming it is a hybrid????