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Tomato - Thessaloniki - Lycopersicon esculentum
Tender Annual Heirloom. Indeterminate. Developed in Greece in the 1950s. Earthy, somewhat acid flavor in a medium sized salad tomato also used for canning. Think of a red baseball and you have the size and look. Uniform fruits have good blossom ends. It resists sun scald (due to its heavy foliage), fungus, and cracking.
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. Mulch to preserve moisture. Avoid wetting the foliage when watering.
Planting & Growing: Sow seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost and thin to 2" 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 fruits give slightly under finger pressure; the shoulders may not have changed color yet.
Did You Know? The city of Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece.
Soil Temperature: 70-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 6-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 4’-6’
Days to Maturity: 65-80 Days
Spacing After Thinning: 18"-24"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds
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