Peaceful Valley Certified Organic Tomato Beefsteak Seed Description
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Lycopersicon lycopersicum Tender Annual
Indeterminate. The vigorous vines of this popular beefsteak produce flat, meaty, juicy, red, medium-size fruit ranging from 10 ounces to 2 pounds. This great slicing or canning tomato has rough, ribbed skin with a richly flavored flesh.
Did You Know? Research shows that protective effects of tomatoes against prostate diseases and cardiovascular disease result from the synergy of lycopene with other phytonutrients naturally present in whole tomatoes. lycopene is highest in organically grown tomatoes.
Soil and Water: Tomatoes love fertile soil rich in organic matter. Add plenty of compost prior to planting. Soil pH is preferred between 5.5-7.0. Soak the soil 4:-6: deep at 7-day intervals.
Planting and Growing: Sow seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost and thin to 2: apart after the first true leaves appear. Before transplanting after the last frost, harden off the plants by placing them outdoors for few hours to start, increasing the amount of time each day until they are accustomed to a full day of sunlight.
Harvesting and Storage: Harvest when individual fruits give slightly under finger pressure; the shoulders may not have changed color yet.