John Baer Tomato
- Red, round fruits with good flavor
- Very productive
- Once a leading canning variety, also great for fresh eating
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
From the Bonny group of tomatoes that includes Chalk’s Early Jewel. Introduced in 1914 by J. Bolgiano and Son of Baltimore. Bright red, meaty, smooth fruits with very good flavor. Once a leading canning variety, also great for fresh eating. Heavy producer. Indeterminate, 60-80 days from transplant.
Learn to Grow John Baer Tomato
Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
Germination: 7-14 Days
Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Instructions - 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.
Ratings & Reviews
This is a fantastic tomato variety. For the past three years it has produced well. I would say it ranks in my top ten favorite tomatoes.
Perfect all around.
The best tomato seeds I have grown. Very productive, the taste is perfect and versatile whether fresh, canning or cooking with. I've grown others in the last 2 years and now I'm coming back to this variety alone. It's just all around the best for me.
Germination rate is excellent
So far so good. seems to be 100% germination. I just did a simple potting mix. They were popping up in about 5 days under a grow light at 3". I did have them on a heat mat because they are in my barn and the temps in there can did down to the upper 50s over night. I will add some fish emulsion in the next few days. I will write back once they are in the ground and making tomatoes.