(Solanum lycopersicum) First listed in the 1987 SSE Yearbook by Thane Earle
of Whitewater, Wisconsin. Commercialized by Tom
Hauch of Heirloom Seeds, who acquired it from the
Amish near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Bright red 8-12
ounce fruits vary in shape from oxheart to rounded
plum. Delicious flesh is juicy and meaty, excellent
for sauce or fresh eating. One of Slow Food USA’s
Ark of Taste varieties. Indeterminate, 85 days
6 weeks before last frost
Cage, stake or trellis
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive
to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant
outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun. ± 13,500 seeds/oz
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