Manitoba, open-pollinated

      (58 - 73 days).    High yields of bright red, baseball size 3.25 oz fruit with a tangy tomato flavor.  As its name suggests, this slicer was developed in Manitoba to mature and produce fruit during the short Canadian summer.  Morden Experimental Farm created this disease resistant, 2 to 3 ft tall  tomato plant.   A true determinate, the plant produced most of its harvest in only a couple of weeks.   I did get a handful of late tomatoes.
      Unlike other mealy, bland, seedy short-season varieties I've tried, the fruit of Manitoba compares favorably in size, texture, and flavor with Mt. Princess.  Manitoba makes an excellent container plant and adjusts well to less than ideal greenhouse conditions.