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TOMATO Beefsteak

Lycopersicon esculentum

Stock: Available

$3.50

Family: Solanaceae

Subfaimly: Solanoideae

Characteristics: Annual fruiting vine

Seeds per packet: 25

 

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An old time favourite that has been popular for many years due to its excellent productivity and wonderful taste. Vigorous vines produce 250-500gm fruit, slightly ribbed, bright-red tomatoes that have spectacularly delicious, sweet flavours. This tomato's excellent taste and meaty flesh make it an ideal tomato for eating fresh or cooking. Ideal for sandwiches and great for preserving or drying.

Adaptable to most soils but produces the best fruit in a deep free-draining soil with consistent moisture in a sunny position. Protect from strong winds, support with stakes when required.

Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Late Winter to Early Summer.
Cool climate: Spring

Sow: 6mm deep
For best results grow in seed raising trays of a quality seed raising mix. Keep warm and moist. Transplant when 5-7cm high.
Plant space: 75-100cm
Row Space: 50-60cm
Germination: 10-14 days
Maturity: 10-12 weeks

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