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TOMATO Earl of Edgecombe (Heirloom)

Lycopersicon esculentum

Stock: Out Of Stock

Family: Solanaceae

Subfaimly: Solanoideae

Characteristics: Annual fruiting vine

Seeds per packet: Approx 25

 

A New Zealand heirloom variety that produces uniformly round meaty tomatoes 7.5 cm in diameter, bright orange fruits with an exceptionally well-balanced flavour.

The story behind the resurgence of this tomato is said to be that when the 6th Earl of Edgecombe died in the 1960's, the heir to the title of 7th Earl was a relative in New Zealand who was a sheep farmer at the time.
When he travelled to England to claim the title, he brought this tomato with him. The seeds for this New Zealand heirloom were made available through Dr. Carolyn Male, who found it the best of her 1996 seed trials. The smooth, 3-inch, round, uniformly ripening fruits

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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