An old-timer prized for its incredible flavor and its 8 to 16 oz. fruit, it is a full potato-leaved indeterminate plant. Matures very late in northern areas. Amish heirloom since 1885. Approx. 80 to 100 days.
Cultural data: field planting
Growing season: Warm season
Days to maturity: 59-85 days
Germination relative to soil temperature: 70-85ºF.
Cultural information: Start indoors mid March. Plant ¼" deep. Transplant late May.
Seed count: Approx. 8700 sds/oz. or 139,200 sds/lb.
Projected seed usage: ½ oz./100 ft. rows 1-2 lb./acre.
Diseases and pests: Fusarium wilt and verticillium, Tomato blight, flea beetles and tomato hornworms.
Harvesting: To promote ripening of fruit, remove some of the newer branches.