TOMATO Earl of Edgecombe Heirloom - Lycopersicon esculentum

Indeterminant - Climbing variety

SKU: V 689.
Stock: In Stock
Restrictions: NZ Prohibited

Family: Solanaceae
Sub-family: Solanoideae
Characteristics: Climbing variety

Seed per packet: Approx. 25

 

$4.25 AUD Inc. GST

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 1960s, the heir to the title of 7th Earl was a relative in New Zealand who was a sheep farmer at the time.
When he traveled 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.

Grow notes:

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

TropicalAll 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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