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Product Number: 41602

MORTGAGE LIFTER TOMATO (77 days) (HEIRLOOM)

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HEIRLOOM Indeterminate. The story is that a gentleman named Radiator Charlie bred this variety with crosses between German Johnson, Beefsteak, and other varieties. He was able to earn enough selling the seed to pay off his mortgage during the Depression. Very large, pink skinned, very sweet tomatoes. 25 seeds.

PLANTING:

Indoors- 6 weeks before last frost, 1/4” deep with soil temperatures 75 degrees. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant out 24-36” apart after last frost when soil is 55-60 degrees and night temperatures are over 45 degrees.

Harvest- When fruit is red (or color of the variety planted) and firm.

Tips- Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost, mulch and provide even moisture. Plant deeper than they were growing in the containers as it makes a stronger roots system. Apply a light compost tea every few weeks. Do not apply excessive nitrogen, which can promote excessive foliage and poor fruit set.

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JW
01/26/2018
Julie Wallace
Central Wisconsin

The best flavor

Mortgage Lifters have our favorite tomato flavor. Sweet & tart, just the right balance. The fruit is huge, juicy and perfect for the table or for canning or freezing. The only downside is that the bottom of the tomato tends to ripen before the top. The scrumptious taste is well worth that small sacrifice. If we could grow only one variety of tomato it would be Mortgage Lifter.

J
03/05/2016
Judy

Fabulous Tomato with Great Flavor

I got a packet of these as a sample a few years back. I decided to plant them and I am glad I did. The tomatoes have great flavor, and are huge. They are more pink than orange. I generally don't like the beefsteak type of tomato, but I love these. They need strong stakes or cages, but are pretty carefree.

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