When the weather conditions are right, late blight can decimate tomato plantings in many parts of the country. The high resistance to this disease displayed by 'Jasper' F1 cherry tomato is just one of the reasons this 2013 All-America Selections (AAS) Vegetable Award winner will appeal to gardeners. This indeterminate hybrid cherry tomato also boasts a sweet, rich taste, outstanding performance, a long harvest window, resistance to early blight and fusarium wilt, and good tolerance of weather-related stress.
AAS judges noted the excellent texture, sweetness, and uniformity of the 1/2 -inch diameter red fruits and the vigor of the vines that thrive with little or no fertilization. Bred by Johnny's Selected Seeds, Jasper is high yielding with fruits that stay on the vine and then hold well after ripening both on the vine and post-harvest. Days to harvest are 90 days from seed; 60 days from transplant.
All-America Selections are new varieties that have proven their superior garden performance in trial grounds across North America, as judged by independent experts in impartial trials.