I admire resilience in my veggies, and these sweet little Galina tomato seedlings I got from Uprising Seeds will grow up to be an excellent example of it. This cherry variety is originally from Siberia, so as far as a discussion on resilience goes we could probably end it there and everyone would be convinced. But the best is yet to come I promise. For one thing these tomatoes do not crack for anything. They buy you what many of us just don’t have in this modern world, TIME, and for that alone I treasure them. You can leave them on the vine and they will still be delicious eating when you get around to picking them, within reason of course.
The other envious quality this variety flaunts is tastiness the whole season long. When the weather starts to turn and the rest of your tomatoes get funky these only get sweeter. It is odd but so wonderful. On our property here in western Washington we enjoy fresh tomatoes through mid to late October thanks to them.
My opinion is a very humble one, but I think that Galina tomatoes are an excellent option for a cherry variety in everyone’s garden. I’m starting some seedlings this year for friends but honestly the past few years I’ve just let this variety take over a garden bed and reseed itself. They have yet to disappoint.