Filipino 2

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Filipino 2
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color black
Fruit shape oblate, ribbed
Fruit size small
Fruit type salad
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Philippines
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Filipino No.2 - ripe fruit. 2015-07-16.


Indet., regular leaf plants. Lovely colored brown-black small round saladette fruits with nice flavor with a hint of acidity. Not ribbed as many other growers observed, actually very smooth. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Dave Thompson, New Baltimore, Southeast Michigan 09 / USDA

Year grown: 2015

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • Originated in Philippines.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2003 Yearbook by Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF), seeds from Donald Branscomb, California (CA BR D).
  • SSE TOMATO 935.
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), PI 273446. Donated to the USDA in 1961 from Philippines.
  • USDA narrative:
"Plant vigorous, indeterminate; fruit 2 by 3 inches, flat, lobed, rough, proliferated at blossom end, 12 loculed, seedy, late maturing; flesh red. Pistils don't protrude but sets fruit in humid,rainy climate. Has resistance to late blight. "
  • Many growers observed black fruits, grown from the seed that originally came from the USDA, but all SSE members list it as small red, very scalloped fruit.

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