Sets the standard for tomato flavor.
Big pink heirloom from 1885;
Rich, perfectly balanced taste, and meaty texture. Mid-season. Indeterminate vines. Potato-leaved vines like space, consistent water and lots of compost. Large fruits in clusters, so support vines well.
BOTANICAL NAME: Solanum lycopersicum
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start in flats or pots 2 months or so before setting out. Transplant into well-composted soil after danger of frost is past. Set plants several inches deeper than in the pot-they will root along the stem. Greedy feeder-needs ample amounts of compost or decomposed manure. Needs lots of potassium, phosphorous, but not as much nitrogen. Needs calcium to prevent blossom-end rot; use gypsum or bone meal if necessary. Keep soil most in dry weather with periodic, deep watering and mulch.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: H/Matures 8-13/Harvest 17+/Yield 100-418/Spacing 24"
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