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PERON TOMATO (68 days)

Semi-determinate. This remarkable tomato was developed by Professor Abelardo Piovano of the National University of Argentina. Its less interesting other name is "Sprayless". Peron is thought to be the most naturally insect resistant tomato of all and thrives in areas where all tomatoes need to be sprayed against insects, without any chemical intervention. The 8 ounce red fruit have a solid, meaty interior and the skin comes off easily without emersion in boiling water. Flavor is mildly acid and Peron is a good keeper. Introduced in the US in 1951 by the Gleckler Seed Co of Ohio. 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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