Merrygold' Tomato

Merrygold’ Tomato

First blight resistant orange tomato naming competition – the result!

The Burpee Seeds Europe team ran a competition last month together with Mr Fothergill’s which gave readers of the Pumpkin Beth site an exciting opportunity to name their first-ever blight-resistant orange tomato. It was hard to choose a winner but after much deliberation, the name ‘Merrygold’ from Ann Page was too hard to resist!

You can see the rest of the top names who were the runners up on the Pumpkin Beth site.

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This new development from Burpee breeding is the world’s first blight-resistant orange fruited variety. The indeterminate (cordon) plants have been shown to produce a mass of bright orange fruit either in the greenhouse or outdoors when staked and side-shooted. The 25-30 gram fruit has a sweet and slightly tangy flavour making them perfect for summer salads.

Tomato ‘Merrygold’ seeds will be available to purchase from Mr Fothergill’s in 2021

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