Introduce your taste buds to the delectable flavor of our Heirloom Organically Grown Large Rainbow Beefsteak Tomato. Grown using only the best organic methods, these tomatoes are free of harmful chemicals and pesticides, and hand-picked at the peak of ripeness to ensure maximum flavor and nutrition.
This heirloom variety has been passed down through generations of farmers, and is a unique cross between different heirloom varieties, resulting in its stunning rainbow color. Developed by a group of farmers who wanted to create a tomato that looked as amazing as it tasted.
Slice and serve these beauties on sandwiches, salads or even as a standalone side dish, their large size and vibrant colors make them a perfect addition for gourmet dishes and as a garnish. Rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, potassium, and lycopene. These tomatoes are not only delicious, but healthy too.
An Indeterminate heirloom variety that produces large frui up to 6 inches in diameter. Known to be one of the most beautiful varieties available, the fruit ripens to have rainbow-coloured skin of yellow, red and orange shades. Inside, the firm juicy flesh is marbled red and yellow, which makes it a striking addition to a platter or salad when sliced. The flavour is mild and sweet.
Tomatoes are available in a wide variety of shapes, color and sizes. They are broadly classified into two categories:
- Determinate are those that grow to pre-determined height. They are good choices for canning and sauces.
- Indeterminate are those that continue to grow in height and produce fruits throughout the growing season.
- Select a site with full sun. For northern regions, it is VERY important that your site receives at least 6 hours of daily sunlight.
- Tomatoes will grow in many different soil types, but it needs to be well drained. They prefer a slightly acid soil with a pH of 6.2 to 6.8.
- Start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the average last spring frost date.
- Two weeks before planting tomato plants outdoors, dig into soil and mix in aged manure or compost.
- Harden off seedlings for a week before planting in the garden. Set young plants outdoors in the shade for a couple of hours the first day, gradually increasing the amount of time the plants are outside each day to include some direct sunlight.
- Place tomato stakes or cages in the soil at the time of planting to avoid damaging roots later on.
- Apply fertilizer such as 5-10-5, or 10-10-10 per package instructions. Do not apply high nitrogen fertilizers, as they promote luxurious foliage growth but will delay flowering and fruiting.
- Space tomato transplants at least 2 feet apart.
- Plant the root ball deep enough so that the lowest leaves are just above the surface of the soil.
- If transplants are leggy, bury up to ⅔ of the plant including lowest leaves. Tomato stems have the ability to grow roots from the buried stems.
- Be sure to water the transplant thoroughly to establish good root/soil contact and prevent wilting.
- Newly set transplants may need to be shaded for the first week or so to prevent excessive drying of the leaves.
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