This storage tomato is bred for its thick skin to stay fresh during the winter! Harvest the entire tomato vines in the fall before the last frost and hang the vines in a cool place indoors. That's it-- no canning necessary! This tomato is best for sauces, soups, and other cooked tomato recipes. Grown by Groundwork in Paonia, CO.
Planting Instructions: Start seeds indoors under grow lights or in a greenhouse 6-10 weeks before last frost. Transplant 2+ weeks after last frost when soil has warmed a bit. Space plants at least 4 feet apart. Support growth with tomato cages, a trellis or wire. Water regularly but avoid overwatering (soil should be moist but not wet).
Seed Saving Instructions: When fully ripe, pick your tastiest fruits from the most vigorous plants. Cut open and squeeze seeds and juice into a jar. Secure a cloth over the jar so air can enter. Ferment the juice and seeds in the jar for 2-3 days. Then strain and rinse the seeds. Dry on a screen or cloth. Store seeds in a paper or mesh bag in a cool, dark and dry location.
Approx 25 seeds/packet