A very early large tomato. It has great flavor and late blight resistance. Fruit is medium to large with very few seeds. Another outstanding introduction from Dr. Baggett at Oregon State University. Maturity is approximately 68 days from transplant.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Start seeds indoors, in pots, trays or in flats in warm room with plenty of bright light. Water with warm water. Cover with 1/8 inch of fine soil.
THINNING: Thin when plants are about 2 inches tall. Individually pot or space 3 inches apart.
TRANSPLANTING: Plant outdoors in May, when all danger of frost has passed and the weather has warmed considerably.
SPACING: Leave 24 to 36 inches between plants.
GERMINATION: Approximately 1 to 2 weeks weeks in the home. Keeps soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Tomatoes prefer rich soil kept moderately moist. Fertilize monthly and avoid spraying foliage when watering. Cover young transplants with hot caps or cloches if late spring weather turns chilly. Plant in full sun, if possible against a south facing wall of fence where sun reflection will provide additional heat.