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I bought a tomato plant at country sale and told the variety is very old. The name on the label Robelia which has grown to cherry size and a very dark red colour. I have failed to find any info on this tomato has anyone heard of this one or where I might buy the seed to grow next season? It has good flavour 

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,762

    Hi Ailsa. I must admit that I do not know that name but another cherry type tomato that fits that description is Black Cherry. Its absolutely delicious so if you can't find your tomato I really recommend this one.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,313

    Why not save some seed from your tomatoes and sow next year?

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  • Thanks all for advice I am trying to save seed so fingers crossed for next year. I may try the black cherry variety and compare next season. A

  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,691

    If you do save some seed, the plants will not come true to type so there is no guarantee you will get anything like the same size or taste of fruit.

    Could your plant be "Rosella"?

  • Thanks Ceres

    I must say that does look very like the fruit I have so  another seed to try next season. I wonder if the label could be a misprint!  ?

  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,691

    Could indeed be a misprint. No telling what words people make up when their glasses are in another room.

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,904

    My neighbour is a slave to her "benweed". (I'm thinking bindweed). It may well have been labeled incorrectly at some point. image

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