*Ark of Taste Heirloom*
We’d been looking for a paste tomato that was not too (or at all!) mealy on the tongue, productive and early with a vibrant complex taste we wanted to eat fresh...Got it! Grown since the early part of the 20th century in Sheboygan, Wisconsin by Lithuanian immigrants, they have that lovely rich flavor imparted by so many heirloom tomatoes. Juicy and flavorful for fresh eating and yet excellent for sauce and paste. Very early and productive 4-6oz fruits with healthy indeterminate vines that last well into the fall.
75-80 days. UO
Packet: 30-35 seeds
Product Code: TOM-SH-pkt
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Sow 4-7 weeks before your last frost date.
Transplant out after danger of frost (50+F nighttime temps).
Note: Don't start too early or plants will be leggy and root-bound! Tomatoes do well in clay to loam soils.
18" spacing in rows 5' apart.
10-14 days @ soil temp 70-85F
Medium-Heavy. Prefers well-drained, well-balanced fertile soil with a pH between 6.0-7.5. Note that excess Nitrogen will encourage foliage, not fruit! Low calcium and irregular watering will result in blossom end rot.
Row cover may be used for extra warmth and possible earlier fruit set.
Irregular watering can result in blossom end rot.
Plant deeply to encourage healthy root structure.
Indeterminate varieties may benefit from pruning suckers to encourage air flow, plant health, and energy towards plant top and fruit.
Trellis! We really like the Florida weave.