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Solanum lycopersicum 'Orange Rapture'
Orange Rapture

We’re into peak tomato season. Here is Tuesday’s haul of “Orange Rapture” tomatoes and I think there will be more to pick tomorrow.

This particular variety came from seed saved from a punnet of tomatoes purchased in a supermarket last year. I wasn’t sure if they would grow true to type but they’ve got the colour and, if anything, and even better flavour. I’ve also been interested to note that the early fruits were quite small but I am now starting to get cherry tomatoes that are pretty much the size of the original batch.

Given that the original punnet cost less than the average pack of tomato seeds and that I had plenty for myself and to give away, I’d count this one as a financial (and horticultural and gastronomic) success.