Spark's Earliana, open-pollinated         

      (65 days).    Expect compact plants that prolifically produce 3 inch diameter 4 to 6 oz. red fruit.  For a time this was practically the only tomato grown in Southern New Jersey and marketed in Eastern cities during the last week in June through July.  Could Earliana be the infamous nostalgic 'Jersey' tomato?  The uniformly round fruit grow in clusters of 4 to 6 on 3 foot determinate vines.   Its sweet/tart flavor makes Earliana good for eating fresh off the vine.  It is also a good salad and canning tomato.
      George Sparks of Salem, NJ, discovered the original plant.  Philadelphia seed supplier Johnson & Stokes was the first to sell Earliana commercially in 1900.