Betimes Macbeth

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Betimes Macbeth
Maturity early
Growth habit det.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape round
Fruit size cherry
Fruit type
Variety type open-pollinated
Country USA


Another rare wild species introgression, Betimes Macbeth has many unique characteristics that come from the its wild tomato relatives. The two most notable differences between these and other garden tomatoes is the small plant size which is about the size of a micro-dwarf, and the high pectin fruits which tend to keep on the shelf much longer than even RIN and plastic grocery store tomatoes, without developing a hard texture, so if winter storage is an issue, these would be good alongside other keeping and drying tomatoes. The flavor is unique but not unpleasant, on the sweet side. Being one of the most prostrate cultivars of tomato, it is ideal for hanging and drooping from containers, rather than being supported upward. The seeds are very small and take longer to germinate than normal tomatoes. Developed by Tom Wagner.

Seed source:

Rob Wagner, Washington

Year grown: 2013

Location: zone 5b, near Pittsburgh, PA, USA (1000 feet above sea level)


  • Developed by Tom Wagner of Everette, Washington.

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Facts about Betimes MacbethRDF feed
CountryUSA +
Fruit colorred +
Fruit shaperound +
Fruit sizecherry +
Growth habitdet. +
History* Developed by Tom Wagner of Everette, Washington.
Leafregular +
Maturityearly +
Member codePA SE P +
Variety typeopen-pollinated +
VendorGood Mind Seeds + and New World Seeds & Tubers +
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