Tomato – Pruden’s Purple

$3.45

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Description

25 Seeds per pack

(Lycopersicon lycopersicum) 65-85 days      Considered one of the greatest rediscovered heirloom tomatoes. Has potato leaf, yields 10-16 oz fruit that are distinctly ridged with dark purple skin color. Firm, meaty, crimson flesh, no cracking and has very few seeds.  Plants are indeterminate and like to sprawl, can grow rather large. Widely Adapted.

Planting Instructions for Pruden’s Purple Tomato Seeds

Start Heirloom / Open Pollinated Pruden’s Purple 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 Pruden’s Purple tomatoes plants start producing fruit. For strong Pruden’s Purple tomato plants, add 1 Tbs of aged compost and 1 Tbs of bone meal to the bottom of the hole as well.

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