Barlow Japanese – $2.25Currently out of stock

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Barlow Japanese

Currently out of stock

Very limited stock for 2014 – only 15 seeds per packet –

  • indeterminate -
  • potato leaf -
  • mid/late season -

This is the tomato listed elsewhere as “Barlow Jap”. I personally consider the name “Barlow Jap” to be derogatory and not fitting such a wonderful tomato, so I have taken the liberty to rename it.

Given to Roy Barlow of Shelbyville, Ky by a friend who had smuggled them out of Japan following World War II. Roy planted the seeds each year after that. The variety, which started out as a “straggly looking weed” was developed into a healthy, disease resistant potato leaf plant. The tomatoes were so tasty, they became the main crop in his produce business. Mr. Barlow just called them his “Jap” tomatoes. His granddaughter, Brita Barlow, has been saving the seeds of this variety to keep her PaPaw’s legacy alive. This tomato is a worthy legacy! Large meaty pinks, with an outstanding flavor. Brita calls them “the taste of summer.”

Seed Source: Rich Hawksworth, Indiana 2011 / Brita Barlow via Camochef and Darlene Star