CLINT EASTWOOD’S ROWDY RED - (D)– Catalog #9
Leaf Type -Regular
Named by Gary Ibsen, the seeds of this variety came to Gary from tomato breeder, Archie Millett, who crossed his favorite tomato varieties over many years to finally produce a disease resistant tomato with intense flavor. 'Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red,' is an open-pollinated tomato (78 days to maturity). The tall, indeterminate, plant produces lots of 2-inch (6-10 oz.), deep-red, round fruits with a subtle point on it's end. Fruit has robust, “not for sissies,” bold, tomatoey flavors, with a firm, juicy flesh, that invites snacking in the garden, cooking, canning and seed-saving. Its fruity sweetness is perfectly balanced with plenty of acidity, earthy nuances and complexity.
SIMPLY TOMATOES NOTES:
This is supposedly an Indeterminate plant, but, so far it is very small, with little growth plant in our West facing garden as of August 9, 2009. We have harvested three tomatoes so far that are picture perfect with great flavor. I love the wonderful sweet skin and very tasty tart/sweet flesh. As of September 5, 2009 the plant has not grown, and has just a few fruits left. I still hope that we will have a late(r) than usual summer and some of the bedraggled looking plants will stage a stunning comeback