DESCRIPTION: Mid-season. Pre-1890 Tennessee heirloom on most "top ten" lists for flavor. Large, deep burgundy fruits with a green shoulder much like a "black" tomato. Reliable in difficult conditions, especially heat, humidity, drought. Recommended for the South. Vines indeterminate but stay small. "Navel" at the bottom, like an orange. Scrumptious.
BOTANICAL NAME: Solanum lycopersicum
DAYS TO MATURITY: 69-80
SEEDS PER PACKET: 30
SOURCE CODE: C
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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