Rare American heirloom with exceptional flavor and reliability. The first commercially available potato leaf tomato released in 1886, Mikado was once known as Turner’s Hybrid fter Turner shared the seeds, it was renamed after a once popular and now controversial opera. It then took a back seat to its own progeny; the now famous Brandywine that started the heirloom tomato craze in contemporary times was bred from Mikado. Just as the Kitsune Fox’s many tails signal its wisdom, the many tales of Mikado hint at its valuable place in the pantheon of garden tomato history.
Yields 6″ diameter fruit weighing as much as 1½-2 lbs. Best for slicing or county fair competitions!