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Tegucigalpa Heirloom Tomato irish grown

€2,70 EUR

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Heirloom tomato from Honduras

Tegucigalpa Tomato is a heirloom from Honduras.  Its shape is slightly different than the other paste tomatoes and varies from large elongated pointed plum to small with a bump at the bottom end. The tomatoes are bright red, juicy and so nice we ate most of them of the plants. Wonderful as a tomato sauce, in soups, in salads, for slicing or canning. This tomato has an good flavour and the plant is very prolific. It will need to be grown in a polytunnel in 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, growing and cultivation: Start the tomato seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Sow 6 mm deep at a 21C soil temperature. Transplant out after last frost. Space 60-90cm apart. Indeterminate.