It is unusual for an
heirloom to have such outstanding disease resistance.
Even shows some resistance to late blight.
In this case, \"purple\" is really a rosy pink-red, like Arkansas Traveler. Smooth, round, blemish-free fruits weigh 5-7 oz. Fruits are easy to harvest, some dropping from the vine at peak ripeness. Easy to peel. 1800s heirloom from the Bratka family. A wonderful all-purpose tomato with excellent flavor.
BOTANICAL NAME: Solanum lycopersicum
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS:Start in flats or pots 2 months or so before setting out, transplanting into larger pots if needed. Transplant seedlings into well-composted soil after danger of frost is past. Set plants deeper than in the pot--they will root along the stem. Needs ample amounts of compost or decomposed manure. Needs lots of P & K, but not as much N. To prevent blossom-end rot, they need calcium; use gypsum or bone meal if necessary. Mulch around the plants.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: H/Matures 8-13/Harvest 17+/Yield 100-418/Spacing Indeterminate 24\"