From Folklore to Fantastic Fruit
The popular tale teaches children the virtues of courage, teamwork, and generosity.
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Momotaro is also the name of a Japanese pink tomato--just like the one I have growing in my garden.
My first ever home-grown tomato!
This is the best tasting tomato I've ever eaten.
And the plant itself has this amazing earthy fragrance.
I copied the following info from the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper:
"Momotaro is a beautiful rose-pink tomato that features meaty flesh and has truly superb, intense tomato flavor; a fine blend of sugars and acids – truly scrumptious. The fruit is medium-sized and generously produced on hybrid, indeterminate plants that bear over a long season. The plants are easy to grow and quite disease-resistant. The large plants require staking or caging.
I strongly suggest that you sample Momotaro in your garden. I'll be very surprised if you don't really enjoy it.
Here is where you can now get seeds, and in one case plants, for Momotaro tomato":
TERRITORIAL SEED CO., P.O. Box 158, Cottage Grove, OR 97424; phone (800) 626-0866; on the Web at territorialseed.com. Also has Momotaro plants.
TOMATO GROWERS SUPPLY CO., P.O. Box 60015, Fort Myers, FL 33906; phone (888) 478-7333; on the Web at tomatogrowers.com.
NICHOLS GARDEN NURSERY, 1190 Old Salem Road N.E., Albany, OR 97321; phone (800) 422-3985; on the Web at nicholsgardennursery.com.
Note I bought my tomato plant at Kniffings Nursery, 14940 Oak Creek Road, El Cajon, CA 92021.
If you ever have a chance to hear Steve Goto speak, be sure to check him out.
He's considered THE tomato expert.
Texas tomato cages offer the most long-lasting support for your plants.