Our neighbor started New Zealand tomatoes from seeds and gave me one seedling just a few inches tall. I had tried to grow tomatoes from seed this year, but they got too hot in the sun one day and didn’t survive. I still have a lot to learn about starting tomatoes. All other plants seem easier to grow from seed.
The New Zealand tomato grows to a large size. We grew this same variety last year, also starting with a seedling from our neighbor.
The New Zealand tomato is “meaty.” It isn’t “snotty” like other tomatoes can be. Also, the skin is thin, not tough. These two characteristics make this a great tomato variety for sandwiches.
If you want to make some New Zealand recipes, I found a New Zealand (and Australia) recipe book that you might like. Let me know how you decide to use your tomatoes!