A tomato used a substitute for figs
Red fig tomato is a American heirloom tomato variety dating back to the 18th Century. The story goes that the Red Fig heirloom tomato was named after a popular sweet delicacy that was made using this tomato in the 1800's. The tomatoes were also packed away by gardeners for winter, left to dry and used as a substitute for fig. This variety produces heavy yields of 1½" pear-shaped bright red cherry tomatoes that are great for fresh eating and keep well in storage. Their taste is deliciously sweet, with a very sweet skin, making them ideal as a snack tomato.
Scientific Name: solanum lycopersicum
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 21-29°C
Germination time in days: 7-14 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 80-120 days
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil requirement: Well drained and rich
Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost.Sow seed in a propagator from March in warmth. Keep small plants in a sunny, frost-free environment until they can be planted in the greenhouse from late April or outdoors in late May.