Paul Robeson Tomato pk/20

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SKU TM330-20
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75 days. Lycopersicon esculentum. Open Pollinated. Plant produces good yields of 8 to 12 oz brick-red tomatoes. This is one of the highly regarded black tomatoes that has the rich tomato flavor. Free from cracking and blemishes. Perfect for sandwiches, salads, and slicing. Named in honor of the famous opera singer and equal rights advocate. Excellent choice for home gardens. A heirloom variety from Russia. Indeterminate.

Lot No: 31229

Germination: 90%

Test Date: 12/16

Seeds Per Pound:   128,000

Plant Height:   36 to 60” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow

Tomato
Lycopersicon esculentum

 
Seed Depth Soil Temp. for Germination Days to Germination Sunlight Requirements Planting Time
1/4 to 1/2" 80 F to 85 F 7 to 14 days Full Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness Zone Seed Spacing Row Spacing Space After Thinning Days to Harvest
N/A 1" 48" 48" 60 - 90 days
Tomato Seed Planting Information:

Tomato plants should be grown in a warm areas and receive plenty of sunlight, so choose a sunny spot in your garden. Relocate your tomato plants in different parts of your garden each year to avoid diseases. Optimum temperatures for growing tomatoes are between 65 and 85 degrees F. Plant your seeds indoors 10 to 12 weeks before setting outside. Use Miracle Gro Seed Starting Material for best germination results. We have tested other Seed Starting Mix and experienced poor germination rates. You may have to special order the Miracle Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix from your nursery, as it is hard to find it at many of the large home and garden centers. Do not add any soil, fertilizers, and other chemicals to seed starting material! Do not use jiffy peat pots, plugs, or potting soil as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus. We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products. When seedlings are 4" tall, transplant them in larger pots. Plants should be at least 10" tall before transplanting outdoors. Place plants outdoors in shady area several days before transplanting outdoors. Shelter the transplants to prevent sunburn, wilting, and rain damage. Spring planting should occur when soil is warm, at least 3 weeks after last frost, and when temperatures remain above 70 degrees F. You can plant early if you use water towers. To prevent branches from breaking from the weight of tomatoes, use 5 to 6 ft tall cages. To tie plants to stakes, use soft strips of cloth. Check indeterminate plants regularly, and pinch off suckers and side branches where leaves join the stems. Plants can grow 1 to 6 ft tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply mulch and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant. Work the soil thoroughly before planting. Add well-rotted manure and compost.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells. Water in the morning only, on the side of the plants and not directly on the leaves.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

Harvest tomatoes when they are fully mature using a garden scissor so you don't damage the plant. Pick them as they mature to encourage new fruit to form. Remove any decayed tomatoes from the plant.


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by on February 24, 2014

I grew these last year (summer 2013) and the flavor is every bit as great as this tomato is said to be. I plan to grow a lot more of them this coming summer. The plants are prolific enough to keep you in dark tomatoes without any worry. Mine ripened late in the season but it was worth the wait. Cold tomato sandwiches made with these are awesome! So are grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches with a large slice of sweet raw onion added to each sandwich. The full, sweet, rich tomato flavor is heavenly with Cheddar as well as Swiss. This tomato grows well in Massachusetts.

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