The Seed Saving Network

Orange Striped Darby - Tomato

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solanum lycopersicum


story: another tomato from the heritage seed library, it produces little orange tomatoes with light stripes that fade away when ripe. the seed was originally saved from a striped tomato fruit in the 1960s by dr lewis darby of the glasshouse crops research institute.  

when to sow: from late march to early april if you will be growing the plants outdoors.

requirements: nutrient-rich soil, regular watering, and a lot of sun

harvesting: in south england, typically july/late summer


Please remember, if you’re an individual grower you can order up to 3 packets of seeds. If you order more than this, you will receive just three packs to begin with. This is to ensure we get plenty of data in return and to keep our stocks sustainable for years to come.* 

*Community groups and Experienced Growers can order larger quantities, please email us if this is the case.

If an item is out of stock we will send a close alternative.