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Valencia Tomato Seeds (Organic)

Valencia Tomato Seeds (Organic)

Valencia Tomatoes - Early Vigorous Variety

Tomato - Valencia - Lycoperiscon esculentum

Tender Annual Indeterminate. Heirloom. Valencia is an Indiana heirloom that bears large orange fruit weighing 8-10 oz. The fruit is firm with few seeds and has a great old-time tomato flavor. The plant is vigorous and requires staking.

Did You Know? Tomatoes are native to Central and South America and were originally thought to be inedible when introduced in Europe.

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" after the first true leaves appear. Before transplanting after the last frost, harden off the plants by placing them outdoors for a few hours, 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 top may not have changed color yet.

Soil Temperature: 70-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 6-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 3'-5'
Days To Maturity: 55-59 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 3'-4'
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds

 

Tomatoes are a beloved staple in gardens around the world, and Tomato 'Valencia' is no exception. Known for its versatility, delicious flavor, and vibrant appearance, 'Valencia' tomatoes are a popular choice among gardeners and culinary enthusiasts alike. In this guide, we will delve into the characteristics, growing tips, and culinary uses of Tomato 'Valencia' seeds.

Characteristics of Tomato 'Valencia':

  1. Fruit Type: Tomato 'Valencia' produces medium to large-sized, round tomatoes. These tomatoes are typically smooth-skinned, with a uniform and attractive appearance.

  2. Fruit Color: When fully ripe, 'Valencia' tomatoes display a brilliant and eye-catching bright orange-red color. This striking hue adds visual appeal to both the garden and your culinary creations.

  3. Flavor Profile: One of the standout features of 'Valencia' tomatoes is their deliciously rich and sweet flavor. They have a well-balanced sweetness with a slightly tangy undertone, making them perfect for a wide range of culinary uses.

  4. Indeterminate Growth: 'Valencia' tomatoes are indeterminate, which means they continue to produce fruit throughout the growing season. This trait ensures a consistent supply of fresh tomatoes for your kitchen.

  5. Vigorous Plants: The plants themselves are robust and vigorous, capable of thriving in a variety of growing conditions. They can adapt well to different climates and are known for their disease resistance.

  6. Harvest Time: 'Valencia' tomatoes typically mature in about 75 to 80 days after transplanting. This relatively short time frame allows you to enjoy your homegrown tomatoes relatively quickly.

Growing Tips for Tomato 'Valencia' Seeds:

  1. Location: Choose a sunny spot in your garden that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight each day. Tomatoes thrive in warm, sunny conditions.

  2. Soil Preparation: Prepare well-drained, loamy soil with good organic matter content. Ensure proper soil pH, ideally around 6.0 to 6.8, to facilitate nutrient uptake.

  3. Planting: Start 'Valencia' tomato seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last expected frost date in your region. Transplant the seedlings into your garden once all danger of frost has passed.

  4. Spacing: Space the tomato plants approximately 24 to 36 inches apart in rows, allowing room for proper air circulation and growth.

  5. Support: Provide support for your 'Valencia' tomato plants, as their indeterminate growth habit means they will continue to grow taller and produce fruit throughout the season. Staking or using tomato cages can help keep the plants upright.

  6. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Tomatoes require regular watering, especially during dry periods.

  7. Fertilizing: Fertilize your 'Valencia' tomato plants with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer according to the package instructions. Proper nutrition supports healthy growth and fruit production.

Culinary Uses of Tomato 'Valencia':

  1. Fresh Slices: Enjoy 'Valencia' tomatoes sliced fresh with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Their vibrant color and sweet flavor make them an ideal addition to salads and sandwiches.

  2. Salsas: 'Valencia' tomatoes are excellent for making fresh and flavorful salsas. Combine them with onions, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeños for a zesty homemade salsa.

  3. Canning and Preserves: Preserve the abundance of 'Valencia' tomatoes by canning them into sauces, jams, or pickles. Homemade tomato sauce from 'Valencia' tomatoes is a delicious base for pasta dishes and pizzas.

  4. Grilled or Roasted: Enhance the natural sweetness of 'Valencia' tomatoes by grilling or roasting them. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with herbs for a delectable side dish.

  5. Soups and Stews: Add depth of flavor to soups and stews with 'Valencia' tomatoes. They can transform a simple tomato soup into a gourmet delight.

Tomato 'Valencia' seeds offer the opportunity to grow a delightful and versatile tomato variety in your garden. With their vibrant color, rich flavor, and adaptability, 'Valencia' tomatoes are a favorite among gardeners and chefs. Whether enjoyed fresh in salads, transformed into sauces, or incorporated into various culinary creations, 'Valencia' tomatoes are sure to delight your taste buds and elevate your culinary endeavors. By following proper cultivation practices, you can ensure a bountiful harvest of these delicious tomatoes to enjoy throughout the growing season.

For more information, please see our Tomato Resource Center.

USDA Certified Organic
Quantity Discounts for Valencia Tomato Seeds (Organic)
Buy 10 for $3.69 each
Buy 50 for $2.99 each
$3.99
/Pack
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Description

Tomato - Valencia - Lycoperiscon esculentum

Tender Annual Indeterminate. Heirloom. Valencia is an Indiana heirloom that bears large orange fruit weighing 8-10 oz. The fruit is firm with few seeds and has a great old-time tomato flavor. The plant is vigorous and requires staking.

Did You Know? Tomatoes are native to Central and South America and were originally thought to be inedible when introduced in Europe.

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" after the first true leaves appear. Before transplanting after the last frost, harden off the plants by placing them outdoors for a few hours, 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 top may not have changed color yet.

Soil Temperature: 70-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 6-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 3'-5'
Days To Maturity: 55-59 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 3'-4'
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds

 

Tomatoes are a beloved staple in gardens around the world, and Tomato 'Valencia' is no exception. Known for its versatility, delicious flavor, and vibrant appearance, 'Valencia' tomatoes are a popular choice among gardeners and culinary enthusiasts alike. In this guide, we will delve into the characteristics, growing tips, and culinary uses of Tomato 'Valencia' seeds.

Characteristics of Tomato 'Valencia':

  1. Fruit Type: Tomato 'Valencia' produces medium to large-sized, round tomatoes. These tomatoes are typically smooth-skinned, with a uniform and attractive appearance.

  2. Fruit Color: When fully ripe, 'Valencia' tomatoes display a brilliant and eye-catching bright orange-red color. This striking hue adds visual appeal to both the garden and your culinary creations.

  3. Flavor Profile: One of the standout features of 'Valencia' tomatoes is their deliciously rich and sweet flavor. They have a well-balanced sweetness with a slightly tangy undertone, making them perfect for a wide range of culinary uses.

  4. Indeterminate Growth: 'Valencia' tomatoes are indeterminate, which means they continue to produce fruit throughout the growing season. This trait ensures a consistent supply of fresh tomatoes for your kitchen.

  5. Vigorous Plants: The plants themselves are robust and vigorous, capable of thriving in a variety of growing conditions. They can adapt well to different climates and are known for their disease resistance.

  6. Harvest Time: 'Valencia' tomatoes typically mature in about 75 to 80 days after transplanting. This relatively short time frame allows you to enjoy your homegrown tomatoes relatively quickly.

Growing Tips for Tomato 'Valencia' Seeds:

  1. Location: Choose a sunny spot in your garden that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight each day. Tomatoes thrive in warm, sunny conditions.

  2. Soil Preparation: Prepare well-drained, loamy soil with good organic matter content. Ensure proper soil pH, ideally around 6.0 to 6.8, to facilitate nutrient uptake.

  3. Planting: Start 'Valencia' tomato seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last expected frost date in your region. Transplant the seedlings into your garden once all danger of frost has passed.

  4. Spacing: Space the tomato plants approximately 24 to 36 inches apart in rows, allowing room for proper air circulation and growth.

  5. Support: Provide support for your 'Valencia' tomato plants, as their indeterminate growth habit means they will continue to grow taller and produce fruit throughout the season. Staking or using tomato cages can help keep the plants upright.

  6. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Tomatoes require regular watering, especially during dry periods.

  7. Fertilizing: Fertilize your 'Valencia' tomato plants with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer according to the package instructions. Proper nutrition supports healthy growth and fruit production.

Culinary Uses of Tomato 'Valencia':

  1. Fresh Slices: Enjoy 'Valencia' tomatoes sliced fresh with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Their vibrant color and sweet flavor make them an ideal addition to salads and sandwiches.

  2. Salsas: 'Valencia' tomatoes are excellent for making fresh and flavorful salsas. Combine them with onions, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeños for a zesty homemade salsa.

  3. Canning and Preserves: Preserve the abundance of 'Valencia' tomatoes by canning them into sauces, jams, or pickles. Homemade tomato sauce from 'Valencia' tomatoes is a delicious base for pasta dishes and pizzas.

  4. Grilled or Roasted: Enhance the natural sweetness of 'Valencia' tomatoes by grilling or roasting them. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with herbs for a delectable side dish.

  5. Soups and Stews: Add depth of flavor to soups and stews with 'Valencia' tomatoes. They can transform a simple tomato soup into a gourmet delight.

Tomato 'Valencia' seeds offer the opportunity to grow a delightful and versatile tomato variety in your garden. With their vibrant color, rich flavor, and adaptability, 'Valencia' tomatoes are a favorite among gardeners and chefs. Whether enjoyed fresh in salads, transformed into sauces, or incorporated into various culinary creations, 'Valencia' tomatoes are sure to delight your taste buds and elevate your culinary endeavors. By following proper cultivation practices, you can ensure a bountiful harvest of these delicious tomatoes to enjoy throughout the growing season.

For more information, please see our Tomato Resource Center.

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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Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.0 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Greenhouse Compatible
  • Grow on a Trellis
  • Heirloom
  • Matures Early
  • Requires Staking
  • Requires Summer Water

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Spring
Growth Habit : Indeterminate
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Family : Solanaceae (Nightshades)
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 5.6 - 6.0
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun
Tomato Type : Slicing

Planting & Care

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" after the first true leaves appear. Before transplanting after the last frost, harden off the plants by placing them outdoors for a few hours, 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 top may not have changed color yet.

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Guarantee

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).

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