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A favorite among tomato aficionados and a childhood favorite of Pinetree’s founder, Dick Meiners. A Pre-1800 heirloom variety that historically was used for tomato preserves and offers a mild slightly sweet flavor. Bundles of pear shaped fruits grow in clusters 1 ½ inches long.
Germination: 7-14 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF.
Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4” deep
Starting Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost. Provide 75-80ºF soil temperatures. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot, thin to the strongest seedling or use the 20 Row seedling flat, transplanting into individual pots when seedlings get their 3rd set of leaves. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water soluble fertilizer, diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement. Transplant out after last frost. Space 24-36" apart
Sowing Outdoors: Only in areas with very long growing seasons. Sow after last frost.
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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I used two seeds in a jiffy pot with 90%plus germination
Seedlings at present are robust
Already transplanted to Earth Box cages
Will let you know about crop yield in 80 days
these are very delicious!