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Indian Reservation Heirloom Tomato Irish grown

€2,80 EUR

The Indian Reservation tomato is a very rare Heirloom variety. The seeds were sent by George Pesta, an elderly collector of tomatoes to Craig LeHoullier in the early 1990s who listed it in the SSE yearbook. Nobody knows for sure where George Pesta obtained the variety. This indeterminate heirloom beefsteak variety produces high yields of beautiful pink and yellow bicolor fruits, between 200 g and 400 g,  with a very good flavor. The Indian Reservation tomato plants can grow up to 1.8m. This heirloom tomato is not just any tomato, it is a piece of history and resilience.  These tomato seeds have been grown and harvested in Cork, Ireland.

Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum

Plant Life Cycle: Annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 24C-28C

Germination time in days: 7-14 days

Indicative Days to maturity: 80-120 days

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil requirement: Well drained and rich

Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow seed in a propagator from March in warmth. Keep small plants in a sunny, frost-free environment until they can be planted in the greenhouse from late April or outdoors in late May. Plant with 61-91 cm spacing between plants.