Great flavor, with a great story--
"Radiator Charlie" Byles (He owned a repair business at the foot of a steep hill where cars would overheat) bred this classic tomato in the 1930s.
Gardeners would drive up to 200 miles to buy seedlings, which he sold for $1 each- big money then.
It paid off his mortgage in 6 years. Big, red, flavorful and dependable, bears til frost. Late-season, with big juicy fruit on drought-resistant vines.
BOTANICAL NAME: Solanum lycopersicum
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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