ju80 days. Open polinated heirloom. Indeterm.
Makes the best canned tomatoes and tomato sauce. Very productive, compact plants produce loads of 3" long, red, plum shaped tomatoes that are quite dry and have few seeds. They ccok down into a thick, rich, delicious paste quickly. Fruits hold well on the plants and the plants keep producing until frost. Very crack resistant, perfect fruits. A canner's delight.
Germinated at 96% on 12/17/12.
|Lifecycle:||1 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|Soil:||Adaptable. Tomatoes need phosphorous, potasium, and calcium more than nitrogen. Bone meal is perfect. Excess nitrogen causes large plants with fewer, later fruits.|
|Propagation / Germination:||Start seeds indoors 5 to 6 weeks before last frost. Keep soil lightly moist, not wet. 77 degrees is ideal, but anywhere from 60 to 85 degrees will work.|
|Water:||Water weekly if necessary. Tomatoes appreciate a deep mulch, but wait until soil is warm and plants are growing quickly.|
We have a 4 plant minimum order size for shipping purposes.
Plants start shipping March 25. Check our store listing for more information. We have been farming organically since we started farming in 1996.
Seeds ship immediately.
We produce all of our own seed, unlike most seed sellers. We never purchase bulk seeds and repackage them. You can be sure that you are getting top quality, healthy, and vigorous seeds from us, and that they were produced by us on our small farm in healthy soil.
We are licensed by the State of Missouri Department of Agriculture to sell plants (license #1931) and seed (license #149045) produced by us. We exceed the Federal minimum germination standards and post our germination test results with each variety so you know what you are getting.