Kellogg’s Breakfast Tomato

Kellogg's Breakfast Tomato
Kellogg’s Breakfast Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum
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Packet = around 30 seeds

Always a favorite at taste tests, this big orange tomato sometimes gets up to two pounds but doesn’t lose its delicious, complex sweetness. It’s a beautiful fat slicer for fresh eating, and also makes a lovely orangey sauce.

Culture: Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost. Good soil, full sun, and plan to cage or stake them.

Saving seed: You’ll need to separate this variety from other heirloom tomatoes by 150 feet. One hundred feet will do if there are significant barriers like buildings or dense tall plants in between. Save seeds from a minimum of 10 plants.

You can eat your tomatoes and save seeds too. Just wait until they are very ripe (over-ripe is fine for seed-saving too). Scoop seeds and the gelatinous goop around them into a container and set the mess aside until the top is covered with mold (2-7 days, depending on temperatures). Then rinse well and dry the seeds on a screen or wax paper. The seeds have a protective coating that keeps them from germinating while still inside the juicy fruit; enzymes in the mold dissolve that coating.