25 Seeds per pack
(Lycopersicon lycopersicum) 75-85 days An old Mennonite (religious group similar to the Amish) heirloom from West Virginia. The Old German Tomato is a yellow tomato with wonderful streaks of red which radiate out from the blossom end. Indeterminate plants produce large 1-2 lb. “boat” shaped tomatoes. With it’s delicious sweet tomato flavor, Old German is one of the best slicing tomatoes on the market. A truly old-fashioned heirloom gem.
Planting Instructions for Old German Tomato Seeds
Start Old German Tomato seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Plant the 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 Heirloom / Open Pollinated Tomato plants into 3-4″ pots, placing in full light & cooler temps (60-70°F). Set out hardened off Tomato transplants, in full sun, once soil has warmed, 18-30″ apart, in rows 3-4′ apart. Plant tall, spindly 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 heirloom tomatoes plants start producing fruit. For strong Old German tomato plants, add 1 Tbs of aged compost and 1 Tbs of bone meal to the bottom of the hole as well.