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Series Panamorous Tomato Seeds
Solanum lycopersicum
  • Grown as an Annual
  • Full Sun
  • Germination Tested November 15, 2023: 100%
  • Approximately 20-30 seeds per packet
Regular price $5.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $5.00 CAD
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This is an interesting open cross of two weird and wonderful tomato varieties: Karma Miracle, which is my #1 favourite tomato in the world, and Q-Series Panamorous, which is a fruity cross-pollinating variety bred for mountain growers. Both are very early and cold-tolerant, making them great candidates for short seasons and gardens that aren't very warm. They also do well in heat, however. They both produce tons of tomatoes!

Karma Miracle is a delicious and odd variety bred by Karen Olivier of Northern Gardener Canada in Alberta. The tomatoes are cocktail-sized, and have the rich, balanced flavour of an heirloom beefsteak, but are incredibly sweet. The colour is an interesting red/brown/green/purple. Fruit shapes vary from cherries to lobed. They've tied with Sungold two years in a row in blind taste tests! They are potato leaf, and have exserted stigmas.

Q-Series Panamourous was developed by Joseph Lofthouse for mountain growing with short seasons. They are descended from crosses with wild and domestic tomatoes. They are mostly saladette-sized round orange tomatoes that are very early, with a delightful fruity flavour. The plants are somewhat dwarf and determinate, but they fruited the entire season for me. The domestic ancestors included 'Brad', 'Jagodka', and 'Big Hill'. The wild ancestors were Solanum habrochaites and/or Solanum pennellii. The flowers are showy and have exserted stigmas, so they attract pollinators and want to receive pollen from other tomatoes. Some plants *must* cross pollinate to produce fruit. Diverse colours, shapes, and flavour profiles will pop up in subsequent generations.

I have only saved seeds from the Karma Miracle fruit, so the population will skew towards those. If you only want Karma Miracle plants, you could pull out all the seedlings with regular leaves, only saving the self-pollinated potato leaf Karma Miracles. Choose your own adventure!

If any interesting plants grow from this population, please let me know! It could be the start of an exciting new breeding project.

 

Growing Instructions

Start indoors 6-8 weeks before planting out date. In southwestern BC, I plant mid-March for planting out mid-May. Seeds benefit from bottom heat when germinating. Grow in full sun. Stake plants with a tomato cage, trellis, or wires. Plants do best with minimal pruning. Fruits are ripe when they are slightly soft to the touch and colours have fully developed. Can pick slightly early and allow fruit to ripen indoors if they are prone to cracking.

Shipping & Returns

We ship seeds within Canada for a flat fee of $6, United States for $25, and internationally for $25*. Live plants and bulbs can only be shipped within Canada.

 

Shipping in Canada 

We ship seeds in Canada via regular letter mail, which is an untracked service, and usually takes 1-2 weeks to arrive. Larger bulbs and plants are sent via tracked flat rate box.

 

Shipping to the US

We ship all US orders by tracked packet and they usually take two weeks to arrive.

According to the USDA, most seeds require an import permit to be brought into the US and the permit is free and useable for multiple orders/years. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". In our experience shipping seeds over several years, most small orders will make it across the border without issues, but occasionally they will be held at US Customs. 

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held or confiscated by US customs.

 

Shipping Internationally

International orders are usually shipped via untracked packet. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held of confiscated by customs.

International shipping countries include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

 

If you have any issues with the quality of your order, please contact us within 60 days and we will make it right!

*Shipping fees are in Canadian dollars. 

Ecologically Grown

Seeds are grown ecologically without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

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