25 Seeds per pack
(Lycopersicon lycopersicum) 87 days This is the original strain of Abe Lincoln Tomato. Abe Lincoln Heirloom Open Pollinated Tomato has beautiful large dark red fruits that are sweet, solid and meaty. The fruit tend to be smooth and free from cracks and seams. Abe Lincoln is an Indeterminate tomato.
Planting Instructions for Abe Lincoln Tomato Seeds
Start Heirloom / Open Pollinated 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 Abe Lincoln tomato plants, add 1 Tbs of aged compost and 1 Tbs of bone meal to the bottom of the hole as well.