Popular old pink beefsteak variety. Large fruit to 24 oz. Reported to have saved œRadiator Charlie? from foreclosure! Approx. 85 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.