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TOMATO College Challenger (Heirloom)

Lycopersicon esculentum

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$3.80

Family: Solanaceae

Subfaimly: Solanoideae

Characteristics: Annual fruiting vine

Seeds per packet: Approx 25

 

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A vigorous Australian heirloom variety bred in the 1950’s in the Hawkesbury region of New South Wales.

Produces high yields of medium to large, 6 to 10cm tomatoes over a long season with an excellent flavour on trusses of 6 to 10 fruit more prolific and earlier than Grosse Lisse. Highly recommended.

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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