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Tomato, 'Latah'

Pronounced “Lay-tah”, this is hands down the earliest tomato we have ever grown (and we think it should be called “Earli-ah”).  Although developed by the University of Idaho (and named after the Idaho county) it seems to have gained more of a following across the pond in the UK than here in the PNW. This year, like most, we planted out our tomatoes the third week of May. From Latah, we harvested our first basket of tomatoes the last week of June: yes you read that correctly, 5 weeks from 4” pot to ripe fruit! And that is outside in the elements, no tricks other than a remay tunnel to keep the transplants warm at night for the first week or so. That is unheard of in this climate. Real tomato flavor too, bright and juicy. Low bushy determinate plants bear 2-3oz salad size fruits prolifically. Some tendency for green shoulders but, come on... Are you really going to nitpick a 5 week tomato? Perfectly suited for containers as well. 
Determinate. 50-60 days. UO


Packet: 30-35 seeds

Product code: TOM-LA

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
Latah- Pkt
$3.50
Latah- 100 seeds
$6.00
Latah- 250 seeds
$10.00
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Pronounced “Lay-tah”, this is hands down the earliest tomato we have ever grown (and we think it should be called “Earli-ah”).  Although developed by the University of Idaho (and named after the Idaho county) it seems to have gained more of a following across the pond in the UK than here in the PNW. This year, like most, we planted out our tomatoes the third week of May. From Latah, we harvested our first basket of tomatoes the last week of June: yes you read that correctly, 5 weeks from 4” pot to ripe fruit! And that is outside in the elements, no tricks other than a remay tunnel to keep the transplants warm at night for the first week or so. That is unheard of in this climate. Real tomato flavor too, bright and juicy. Low bushy determinate plants bear 2-3oz salad size fruits prolifically. Some tendency for green shoulders but, come on... Are you really going to nitpick a 5 week tomato? Perfectly suited for containers as well. 
Determinate. 50-60 days. UO

Packet: 30-35 seeds

Customer Reviews

Review by Oldwoodpile
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At Maple Alley Inn, we have grown Latah for two years running. It is indeed the earliest tomato I have grown in my more than 50 years gardening. The plants are low-growing, but benefit from some support (we drive a short pipe into the ground and secure ties around bush and pipe). We also use landscape cloth around the plants to keep fruit off the ground.

Latah is a very good salad tomato and produces well longer than many determinate varieties. In 2016, production did not end until well into October; In 2017, we tore the vines out late in september.

Go Vandals! (UI is my alma mater). (Posted on 2/27/2018)

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