These oval or acorn shaped, 8-12 oz., deep red fruits have thick flesh and very few seeds. An indeterminate (continuously growing vine that will continue to set and ripen fruit until killed off by frost) variety that is an Amish heirloom originally from Lancaster PA, and one of Slow Food USA’s “Ark of Taste” varieties. Great to use for canning and sauces as well as eating right off the vine.
Tomatoes grow well with asparagus, basil, beans, carrots, celery, chives, cucumber, garlic, head lettuce, marigold, mint, nasturtium, onion, parsley, peas, peppers and marigold. Basil will repel flies and mosquitoes from your tomato plants while also improving the growth and flavor. Beebalm, chives and mint will improve the health and flavor of your tomatoes. Keep potatoes, fennel, dill, cabbage and cauliflower away from your tomato plants.
For container gardening, use a large container, at least 18″ wide and 2 feet deep with a serious stake or trellis/cage.
Germ: 7-14 days
Maturity: 75-85 days
Net Wt. per Packet: 125 milligrams
Approximate Seed per pkt: 38 Seeds/Packet