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GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: H/ Matures 8-13/ Harvest 17+/ Spacing 24"/
DAYS TO MATURITY: more than 80 days from the day transplanted
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: Indeterminate. Late season. This is the crazy looking Italian tomato with the flavor people describe as "genuine Italian" - "the most complex we've ever tasted" - "indescribably delicious". Deeply lobed, beefsteak-type fruits make flower-shaped slices, very juicy. Use fresh, for juice, drying, or fresh pasta sauce. Likes a long, hot summer, but handles erratic weather well. Disease resistant.