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.