25 Seeds

Cutivation: Easy

Seed saving: Beginner

Water Requirements: 2

Wild Tomato (Solanum pimpinellifolium)

SKU: SHWTS
€2.60Price
  • Wild Tomato (Solanum pimpinellifolium): this is a very important amncient species, along with the Tomato from Galapagos, it is one of the rarest edible "wild tomatoes" of the genus, these are in fact, tomatoes that have not undergone any genetic selection practices adopted by man. The berries are much smaller, the taste is less sweet a nd not acid, and the plant is very resistant to plant diseases common to tomatoes and to fungal infestations. Its water demand is also significantly lower in †his species which can be cultivated through dry farming. It is perfectly suitable for pots where it easy tolerates the stress entailed. It is well adapted to our climate (since 2018 it has been through both, early and late cultivation, in Lazio, just outside Rome) showing an inclination towards the warmer months. It is grown in Peru and other South American countries and consumed as a fruit.

    1. Very low: no need for irrigation
    2. Low: also suitable for hot and arid areas, irrigate only in case of prolonged drough.
    3. Reduced: this variety is amongst the leas demanding of its species, hence it is highly suitable for areas with sporadic rainfall, to be irrigated only in case of prolonged droughts
    4. Tolerant to water stress: it needs moderate irrigation, suitable for gardens with low water consumption.

    We are currently creating a guide for this kind of cultivation, unfortunately, until the guide is published, this is only an overall indication that we can provide without causing confusion about the process. Dry farming, in fact, requires cultivation techniques suitable for the specific  pedoclimate and substrate. All of the varieties included in this category have been acclimatized in Italy.