25 Seeds per pack
(Lycopersicon lycopersicum) 75-85 days An outstanding variety bred specifically for market growers. The Ace 55 Tomato is resistant to cracking, bruising, and bursting, a perfect farmers market tomato. Has a nice sweet flavor, without the acidic taste of other tomatoes. These med-large indeterminate plants have good foliage cover and produce 7-12 oz. red, thick walled, flattened globe shaped, meaty tomatoes, perfect for eating fresh. They are not the best for canning, however, due to their low- acidity. If canned, they must be pressure canned to prevent botulism. Very good disease resistance.
Planting Instructions for Ace 55 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 tomato plants, add 1 Tbs of aged compost and 1 Tbs of bone meal to the bottom of the hole as well.