(Solanum lycopersicum) Introduced in 1870 by Colonel George E. Waring,
Jr., of Rhode Island. Sold for five dollars per packet
(equivalent to eighty dollars today). Gardeners paid
the exorbitant price hoping to win the $100 grand
prize at the local fair. Sweet 5-7 ounce tomatoes
are ideal for slicing. Indeterminate, 80 days from
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.
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