Tomato, David Davidson's

Solanum lycopersicum
$2.99 to $13.75
SKU: 0027A
  • Organic
  • Fruits are variable in shape with some ribbing and pointed tips
  • Clusters of up to 7 fruits
  • Great flavor with hints of citrus
  • Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
  • 90 days from transplant

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Given to SSE by member Robert Bell, who indicated the variety is a Tennessee heirloom from David Davidson. Mid-size orange globe tomatoes grow in clusters of up to 7 fruits. Variable shape with some ribbing and pointed tips. Great flavor with hints of citrus. Keeps well. Indeterminate, 90 days from transplant.

Learn to Grow it

You should start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date for transplanting them into the garden. Plant them outdoors 2-4 weeks after your last expected frost.

Plant your seeds 1/4-1/2 in. deep in soil trays or pots. Transfer them to 3-4 in. pots when their true leaves appear. When transplanting, bury seedlings up the stems up to their leaves.

Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.

These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.