Whittemore Heirloom Tomato
- From the Collection
- Fruits grow 1 1/2 - 2 pounds
- 70-80 days from transplant
Considered one of the best- tasting tomatoes by Seed Savers Exchange staff, this variety offers complex and well-balanced flavor. The impressively large pink beefsteak tomatoes have large lobes and deep ribbing. Some fruits may have moderate cracking, but they are remarkably blemish-free with respect to their size—a whopping 1½-2 pounds and nearly 5-6" in width. Edley Bellamy of Virginia donated this seed to SSE; Bellamy received the variety from Oscar Gibson in 1993. 70-80 days. Indeterminate.
Learn to Grow Whittemore Heirloom 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
by Bill Scott
Wow, the size of these tomatoes. They had no core, just all useable tomatoes. Best tasting tomatoes ever.
You won't be disappointed
These tomatoes are HUGE and had hardly any cracking on fruits. Outstanding flavor, not to mention beautiful pink coloration.
Best Tasting Tomatoes
by Bill F
These are absolutely the best tasting tomatoes I've ever had, by a lot. Delicious tomato to the core. Mine tend to crack in the hot summer days in the Midwest, but are still delicious.