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Tomato - Beefsteak - Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Tender Annual Indeterminate. The vigorous vines of this popular beefsteak produce flat, meaty, juicy, red, medium-size fruit ranging from 5-10 ounces. 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 cancer 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 & 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 & 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.
Soil Temperature: 70-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 6-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 3'-5'
Days To Maturity: 80 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 15"-36"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds
For more information, please enjoy our Tomato Growing Guide.
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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- Attracts Bees/Butterflies
- Greenhouse Compatible
- Grow on a Trellis
- Requires Staking
- Requires Summer Water
Shipping Weight: 0.02 lb
Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s).