Peaceful Valley Certified Organic Tomato Heirloom Mix Seeds Description
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Tender annual
Indeterminate. Heirloom We've selected the most popular, beautiful and tasty heirloom tomatoes to liven up your garden! Enjoy Brandywine Red, Cherokee Purple, deep red and purple stripes on upper portion or fruit, Green Zebra, bright green with darker green stripes, Old German, an orange beefsteak, and San Marzano a favorite red paste.
Packet contains an equal amount of each variety of seed, but the seeds in this mix are NOT color coded; you will NOT know which variety you are planting until the fruit is mature.
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. Water deeply and consistently to avoid blossom end rot. Avoid wetting the foliage when watering.
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 a 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. Sauce made form fresh tomatoes freezes well.