Mushroom Basket Tomatoes are large; they weight an average from 8 to 16 ounces. Their skin is a deep watermelon-pink shade with cream-colored speckles. Their maturity date is about 80 - 85 days after transplant. Start as you would any other tomato, 6-8 weeks before putting outside. This variety is not cold tolerant even though it comes from Eastern Europe and dates back to late 1700s. Mushroom Basket tomatoes are cute as a bell! Their look and shape is very unique, hence the name Mushroom Basket. Cooking wise, Mushroom Basket Tomatoes are more savory than sweet; they are great for cooking sauces! The seeds will grow true. You cannot get this tomato from the store. To our farmers market friends, it's savory uniqueness will be a stand out for sure. You want unique tomatoes in your garden, not the average kind you buy from the store. Definitely will fit the bill! Happy growing!!!
Plant early plant often
The Mushroom Basket Heirloom Tomato is the yin, to your yang. You've found what you're looking for.