(Lycopersicon lycopersicum) 65-90 days An old-fashioned favorite, popular in gardens for years. The Organic Beefsteak Heirloom Tomato’s vigorous, indeterminate vines bear high yields of meaty 10 oz. – 2 lb. Organic tomatoes, somewhat ribbed and rough. These large Organic tomatoes are flattened, solid, and meaty. The juicy, bright red fruits are very flavorful, perfect for slicing, delicious on sandwiches, or in salads.
Planting Instructions for Organic Beefsteak Tomato Seeds
Start Organic Heirloom / Open Pollinated Tomato seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Plant the Organic Tomato seeds ¼” deep in sterile seed starting mix. Germination occurs in 6-14 days in soil 70-90°F. Once true leaves develop, separate Organic Heirloom / Open Pollinated Tomato plants into 3-4″ pots, placing in full light & cooler temps (60-70°F). Set out hardened off Organic Tomato transplants, in full sun, once soil has warmed, 18-30″ apart, in rows 3-4′ apart. Plant tall, spindly Organic Tomato seedlings deeper, the stems will sprout roots and support and strengthen the plant. To help prevent blossom end rot, put 1 Tbs of lime, ground oyster shells, or crushed eggshells at the bottom of your planting hole. The calcium will help build strong cell walls once your Organic heirloom tomatoes plants start producing fruit. For strong tomato plants, add 1 Tbs of aged compost and 1 Tbs of bone meal to the bottom of the hole as well.