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The Real Thing! Treasured old Italian variety whose reliable heavy yields of plump, elongated fruit taste great fresh picked and also stand out for cooking into rich, thick sauce. Seed Count: 30-35 / Weight: 0.1 gms

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Hybrid Tomato (59 days) Fruit Color: Red. Shape: Round. Size: 6-7 oz. Plant Habit: Determinate Plant Size: 3’ Compact space saving plants produce good early yields of excellent flavor for an early tomato. Good disease resistance and easy to grow. Heat tolerant. 10 Seeds in packet. History: Very popular with home gardeners because of early fruit ripening. Bush Early Girl tomatoes are larger and more flavorful than Early Girl. It is always dependable and produces huge yields on small bushy plants.Find more Short-Season Tomatoes » Germination Tip: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before transplant date. Sow the seeds 1/8" deep in seedling mix and keep soil moist and warm. Germination takes 5-10 days. Provide bright light once the first seedling emerges. Fertilize once or twice with a dilute organic solution. Harden off plants outside before transplanting in your garden. All of our seeds are GMO-free.

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60-80 days. Non-GMO Thessaloniki Tomato seeds. Thessaloniki Tomatoes (Lycopersicon lycopersicum), are large juicy red tomatoes that are known to be easy to grow and uniform in growth and flavor. Disease resistant—and even resists cracking during those brutally hot summer months. Download Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF Thessaloniki Tomato - Heirloom Garden Seeds Download Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF The Thessaloniki Tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum), is a Greek tomato. The plant was introduced to America in the 1950’s. Since then it has become one of the most popular big red tomatoes because they are so easy to grow. The Thessaloniki Tomato is best grown in hardiness zones 3-14. The soil must be between 75-90° F in order for the plant to germinate. If sowing outdoors, wait till nighttime temperatures are at or above 60° F until you start. You may be able to get a second harvest the following year. Indeterminate plants mean that they have a vine growing habit. This means you need a trellis of some kind, but no worries, trellises are easy to come by. Even a functioning or old chain-link fence works great as a trellis. Latin Name: Lycopersicon lycopersicum “Thessaloniki” Variety: Thessaloniki Other Names: N/A Seeds per Oz: Approx 10,000 Days to Maturity: 60-80 days Non-GMO: Yes Organic: No Heirloom: Yes Treated: No Pelleted: No Hybrid: No Open Pollinated: Yes Plant Type: Annual Hardiness Zone: 6-13 Uses: Canning, Slicing Tomato, Garden Vegetable Temp Preference: Warmer Light Preference: Full Sun Resistances: None Sowing: Sow tomatoes indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Keep soil at 75° F. Seedlings should emerge in 7-14 days. Or sow outdoors well after the last frost date when nighttime temperatures have stayed 60° F and above for two weeks, which is also the indicator to begin the transplanting process as well. Transplanting: If sown indoors, harden off your plants for a period of two weeks before transplanting. Without hardening off, your plants may die from “transplant shock.” Make sure you plant in an area that hasn’t grown peppers, eggplant, potatoes, or other tomatoes for the last two years. Plant deeply, covering the roots and stem up to the first set of leaves. Soil Preference: Keep soil warm and moist! Water a lot just after transplanting and maintain a moist but not soggy consistency. Make sure your soil has good drainage and won’t be likely to accumulate standing water at the base of the plant. Other Tips: Mulches can help keeps weeds down and maintain even soil temperatures, which contribute to a healthy plentiful garden plant. Thessaloniki Tomatoes require a trellis system of some kind. Simple cages and box trellises work just great!

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80-90 days. Cherokee Purple Tomato Seeds. Solanum lycoperscium. Indeterminate. Non-GMO. Open Pollinated. A beefsteak-like tomato crop grown for savory notes and alluring dark currant flesh and meat, Cherokee Purple tomato seeds are a truly unique American heirloom that has won the hearts like other colorful slicing favorites Pineapple, Black Krim, and Brandywine. Growers during the 1990's reintroduced this dated seed crop as it had been forgotten for nearly 100 years. Produces 12-16 oz tomatoes. ~10,000 seeds/oz. Download Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF Growing Heirloom Cherokee Purple Tomato Vegetable Garden Seeds Download Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF Latin Name: Solanum lycoperscium Tomato Type: Indeterminate Hardiness Zone: Annual 3-11 Days to Maturity: 80-90 Days to Germination: 5-14 Seeding Depth: 1/2" Plant Spacing: 18-24" Row Spacing: 24-36" Plant Height: 36-72" (vining) Growth Habit: Tall vining upright Soil Preference: Moist, fertile, composted, well-drained Temperature Preference: 65-85 °F Light Preference: Full sun Cherokee Purple Tomato Color: Dark pink with dark purple shoulders, stems may remain green when ripening Cherokee Purple Tomato Flavor: Sweet, savory, juicy, with medium acidity Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to fusarium wilt and blight. Watch for aphids, flea beetles, and tomato hornworms. How to Grow Cherokee Purple Tomatoes from Seed Tomato is a warm weather crop best if started indoors about 6-8 weeks prior to final spring frost. Plant 2-3 seeds 1/4" deep per cell in fertile, humusy, and well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Beefsteak seeds germinate in 5-14 days, transplant best starts to 1 per pot or 18-36 inch apart in the garden. Ideal in container gardening. Before sowing, know whether the seed is determinate or indeterminate, as each will exhibit different habits. Determinate varieties mature to a predetermined size, producing its fruit all at once with only a minor need for staking. Indeterminate varieties grow indefinitely through the season, producing non-stop fruit while requiring heavy support. Cherokee Purple is an indeterminate tomato crop. Cherokee Purple tomato seeds grow thick, indeterminate vines. While the vines are sturdy, Cherokee Purple tomato plants grow healthier tomatoes when staked or caged so that the heavy fruit stays off the ground and the plant can enjoy proper airflow. Sensitive to frost, like all tomato plants, Cherokee Purple tomato seeds should be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks before your last frost date. Once hardened off, the seedlings should be planted in rich, well-draining soil that is slightly acidic to neutral. Heirloom Cherokee Purple Tomatoes in the Vegetable Garden Tomato is the quintessential staple of summer gardening and arguably offers the most seed diversity among all seasonal fruits. Available in every possible color, shape, and size, tomato is a high-heat and full sun favorite that thrives from container and patio gardening. Along with cucumber and summer squash, the tomato plant is one of the most productive, hardy, and heavy fruiting crops of the season. Cherokee Purple tomatoes are among the most popular heirloom tomatoes for slicing and eating fresh, yet they can also be cooked and used to make soup, stews, and more thanks to their meaty flesh and complex flavor that balances sweetness and acidity. Harvesting Cherokee Purple Tomatoes Smaller varieties such as the cherry are ready to harvest at about 80 days from sowing while larger varieties like the beefsteak may require a few extra weeks. Although vine-ripened fruit is always preferred, tomatoes can just as easily be harvested early and ripen indoors by being stored in a paper bag or box along with a banana for its ethylene gas. Ripest tomatoes may be pulled from the vine by hand, while more firm ones should be clipped with shears. About Cherokee Purple Tomato Seeds Solanum lycoperscium. (90 Days). Indeterminate. Regular leaf foliage. Cherokee Purple was gifted to heirloom tomato enthusiast Craig LeHoullier by J. D. Green of Tennessee. Mr. Green stated that he received them from a neighbor who said the tomato variety was 100 years old and was according to the neighbor grown by the Cherokee Indians. Listed in the Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) Yearbook 1991 edition. The rich pink and purple hues of Cherokee Purple tomatoes make these popular heirloom tomatoes a great choice for creating showstopping appetizers, such as caprese salad. Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. TX, FL Cherokee Purple review... "Cherokee Purple tomatoes are beefsteak in style, with green "shoulders" across the top. They are also notable for having a dense, juicy texture, with small seed locules irregularly scattered throughout the flesh. The comparatively dark interior color is enhanced by the tendency of the seeds to be surrounded by a green gel." Mother Earth News says about Cherokee Purple Tomatoes... "So-called black tomatoes are really purplish, and their complex, smoky flavor often is associated with these dark fruit pigments. Although it’s a modest producer under the best conditions, ‘Cherokee Purple’ (80 days) is quickly forgiven by thousands of gardeners who are addicted to its fruity, yet rich, tomato flavor." Listed on Slow Foods Ark of Taste The US Ark of Taste is a catalog of over 200 delicious foods in danger of extinction. By promoting and eating Ark products we help ensure they remain in production and on our plates..." Non-GMO Cherokee Purple Tomato Seeds Per Package: 250 mg - Packet - Approximately 90 Seeds .25 oz - Packet - Approximately 2,500 Seeds 1 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 10,000 Seeds 4 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 40,000 Seeds 1 lb - Wholesale - Approximately 160,000 Seeds 5 lb - Bulk - Approximately 800,000 Seeds Non-GMO Cherokee Purple tomato seeds are available for Fast Free Shipping on orders over $45.

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Open-pollinated heirloom (80-90 days)Fruit Color: Orange. Shape: Round. Size: 1-2 lb.Plant Habit: Indeterminate Plant Size: 6-8’ Large orange 1-2 lb. fruits have a delicious rich flavor with good acid/sugar balance. Great for fresh tomato juice. History: This old heirloom was obtained by Darrell Kellogg of Redford, MI. The large orange beefsteak fruits are thin-skinned and meaty. The juice inside the flesh has the same bright orange color as orange juice. It has very few seeds and a tangy flavor. Organic Heirloom non-GMO 10 Seeds All of our seeds are GMO-free.

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Open-pollinated heirloom (85 days)Fruit Color: Bi-color Yellow and Red. Shape: Flattened Globe. Size: 1 lb. Plant Habit: Indeterminate Plant Size: 6’ Large 1 lb. Bi-color fruits are famous for their sweet and fruity low acid flavor. A beautiful tomato with a unique color of yellow on the outside and red streaks inside. The Pineapple tomato vines set fruit fairly early, and also ripen quickly. In mid-summer, they seemed to stop blooming, then they put on another flush of production in late summer/early fall. The fruit is very lovely when sliced, and has great flavor. One big slice of this tomato on bread with mayo makes a great summertime sandwich. History: This 100-year-old heirloom is originally from Kentucky. It produces beautiful fruit with a bright yellow flesh and red mottled stripes running throughout it. It is really sweet with a slight pineapple-like taste. Pineapple tomatoes have been known to reach 2 lbs. Organic Heirloom non-GMO 10 Seeds All of our seeds are GMO-free.

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Big Rainbow Tomato is an interesting heirloom sweet tomato to grow. Displaying golden color with red running through the flesh, and huge ribbed shoulders, they are delicious and perfect for slicing. Vines grow in an indeterminate habit.   

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This is a beautiful trio of heirloom tomatoes that I grew in my garden and then painted in watercolor. There's a juicy red beefsteak tomato and two delicately colored garden peach tomatoes. This print would be perfect for a kitchen or dining area. I have several tomato prints available in this series. They would make a beautiful grouping. You can see them here. Heirloom Garden Tomatoes Series Print No. 2 (Beefsteak and Garden Peach)Unframed archival printPaper Size: choose 8.5 x 11 (as shown) or 8 x 10 or 5 x 7 inchesMaterials: Epson Ultrachrome Inks on beautiful textured paper I spend ages on my prints making sure that they are as close as possible to my original watercolors. I produce them in my studio on my Epson R1900 printer. The print has a generous border to ease framing. I will initial your print on the front and sign and date your print on its back. All monitors are different so the colors appearing on your screen may vary slightly from those of the print. Most often, the colors in your print will be more delicate than what is probably showing on your monitor. Purchase of a Trowel & Paintbrush print does not transfer reproduction rights. Copyright remains with me, the artist, at all times. Copyright © Kathleen Maunder. ~ Everything I sell in my shop comes from my imagination, my heart and my hands. ~

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76 days. A consistent and reliable performer in hot, humid areas. Plants are very productive with good disease resistance. The pink-red fruits average 3/4 to 1-/12 pounds when well grown and have that real old-fashioned tomato flavor. An excellent tomato for sandwiches, and is a good canning tomato as well. Fruits have few seeds, and crack less than most other larger heirloom tomatoes. Large indeterminate vine.

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85 days. Similar to red-fruited Cherokee but much darker. Vigorous indeterminate plants produce slightly flattened, 13–14 ounce tomatoes with a purple cast and a good, rich flavor. Shoulders will remain green when ripe. One of the best-producing heirloom tomatoes we grow.

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