DESCRIPTION: Early. Indeterminate. Forty years ago, Gordon Brown was at a nursery when a hippie van with tomato plants for sale pulled up. The tomatoes were rare types from Brazil. The nursery owner didn't want them, so Gordon bought some, and this was the standout. Ultra-rare variety with wonderful sweet tropical flavor like the big mid-season tomatoes, but in a smaller, earlier plum-sized fruit. Mahogany color with green shoulders. Very good yields. Staff favorite.
BOTANICAL NAME: Solanum lycopersicum
DAYS TO MATURITY: 55-68
SEEDS PER PACKET: 20
SOURCE CODE: N
GERMINATION DAYS: 6-14
WHEN TO PLANT: Start in flats 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: 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 BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION: H/Matures 8-13/Harvest 17+/Yield 100-418/Spacing 24"
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