25 Seeds per pack
(Lycopersicon lycopersicum) 66 – 85 days Bonnie Best Heirloom Open Pollinated Tomato is an old heirloom favorite that is widely adapted and is especially good in northern areas. Bonnie Best is a large open plant that yields smooth bright scarlet globes that are firm and meaty. They can be left to grow on the ground or staked. Bonnie Best tomato is Indeterminate.
Planting Instructions for Bonnie Best Tomato Seeds
Start Bonnie Best 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.