Homestead Heirloom Tomato Seed
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Prolific producer - open-pollinated heirloom red tomato. 80-90 days 2014seed available now
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Homestead tomatoes are open-pollinated, meaning you can save the seed from the best of your crop and plant them the next year and grown plants that are true to the parent. These are also indeterminate, as are most open-pollinated tomatoes, which means that they do not ripen all at the same time, but rather over a period of 3-4 weeks or so. These are vining, and will require staking.
Homestead tomatoes are 8-10 ounce round red tomatoes, with excellent tomato flavor. These are the perfect size for canning or freezing whole. They also taste great dehydrated, but most importantly are fantastic for eatin' fresh!!
Start seed inside at least 6 weeks before last frost date. Harden seedlings off, and move to your garden after all danger of frost has passed.
SAVE YOUR OWN SEED Allow fruit to fully ripen on the vine. Remove from vine and cut one end off of the tomato. Squeeze out all of the seeds and pulp into a bowl. Allow this to ferment for a couple of days, then rinse well. Allow seeds to fully dry in a single layer, a paper towel laid on a plate works very well for this. Store fully dried seed in a cool,dry place. Properly dried and stored tomato seed may be viable for up to 5 years.
One packet contains a minimum of 30 fresh,viable seed. The parent plants were Peacefully HomeGrown in NC Zone 7b for 2014 gardening season
Peacefully HomeGrown uses ABSOLUTELY NO chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers
NO pesticides, herbicides or unnatural chemical fertilizers have been used in the production of any product offered in my online store here at LocalHarvest.org
My seeds are harvested and cleaned by hand, and are fresh for the season specified. I never sell old seed. As a result of hand cleaning, there may be some small amount of \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"natural\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" material (chafe) included with your seeds, especially the tiny ones. Just plant it with your seeds!
All seeds & plants are produced using natural methods.
Tubers are dug as weather permits, and are generally shipped on Saturdays
Seed Orders are shipped 48 hours upon order confirmation
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