Tomato - Debarao - Lycoperiscon esculentum
Tender Annual Indeterminate. This compact, heavy-yielding bush produces deep red, plum-type, 3-4 oz tomatoes. The fruit is meaty and borne in clusters of 5-10. Flavor is very good whether the fruit is fresh or processed. The fruit sets well in adverse weather conditions and matures earlier than other plum-types.
Soil & 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. Mulch to preserve moisture. Avoid wetting the foliage.
Planting & 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 & Storage: Harvest when individual fruits give slightly under finger pressure; the shoulders may not have changed color yet.
Did You Know? Tomatoes are native to Central and South America and were originally thought to be inedible when introduced in Europe.
Soil Temperature: 70-85F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 6-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 3'-5'
Days To Maturity: 65-85 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 3'-4'
Approx Seeds per oz: 11,000 Seeds
Peaceful Valley Brand vegetable seeds are all Certified Organic.
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This has become one of my favorite tomatoes. Very tall vines that are remarkably hardy. I've had them produce well into November in the Sierra foothills. Prolific producers of small to med size fruit. One of my favorites for drying and/or roasting. Sweet and full-flavored with nice acidity. Very tall vines (over 7')Review by Dawn (on 2/18/13)
Good tomato for Kauai. Near the mountains we get 100 inches of rain a year and growing tomatoes is depressing. I was about to give up on "romas" for canning until I tried the Debarao.
Beautiful healthy tomatoes with no disease. Very "meaty" and delicious with a tender skin. Must protect from the birds. Impervious to fruit flies so far.