GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: H/ Matures 8-13/ Harvest 17+/ Spacing 24"/
DAYS TO MATURITY: 69-80 days from transplant
SEED CODE: C
SEEDS PER PACKET: 30
APPROXIMATE GERMINATION DAYS: 6-14
SOIL TEMPERATURE FOR GERMINATION: 85F
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
WHEN TO PLANT: 6-8 weeks before last frost
PACKET INSTRUCTIONS: Start in flats or pots 2 months before your average last spring frost. Transplant seedlings 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 C, P & K but not as much N to prevent blossom-end rot. Keep soil moist in dry weather with periodic, deep waterings and mulch.
BOTANICAL NAME: Solanum lycopersicum
DESCRIPTION: Early. Indeterminate vines will appreciate support. Forty years ago, Gordon Brown was at a nursery when a hippie van full of tomato plants pulled up. All the tomatoes were rare types from Brazil, and they were for sale. The nursery owner didn't want them, so Gordon bought some, and this variety was the standout. He's kept it going to this day, a rare and unbelievably tasty tomato. Unusual, mahogany color with green shoulders. Very good yields. Closest non-hybrid we've seen to that sweet, tropical "sungold" flavor. Very rare.