25 Seeds per pack
(Lycopersicon lycopersicum) 72 – 80 Days Wisconsin 55 Heirloom Open Pollinated Tomato is remembered as one of the best home and market tomatoes in the Madison WI area. Wisconsin 55 produces large smooth deep red crack resistant fruit. The 8 oz fruit ripen evenly and are uniformly sized with strong skin and solid walls. Excellent shipper! Has tolerance to AB and GLS and should be planted in well drained soil. Wisconsin 55 Tomato is Semi-Determinate.
Planting Instructions for Wisconsin 55 Tomato Seeds
Start Heirloom / Open Pollinated Wisconsin 55 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.