TOMATOES Approximately 10,000 seeds per oz.
A little over 100 years ago tomatoes or Love Apples as they were called then, were grown for ornamental purpose and not for food. They were looked upon with suspicion as the cause of various diseases & were thought to be poisonous. First used as food in Italy, then France and England. Modern types appear to have come on the market in this country during the 19th century. The 1st record of this fruit quoted on the market was in New Orleans,1812. Seed growers 1st offered tomatoes in 1818 PLANTING: Start seeds indoors, 5-7 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Use Jiffy 7’s or flats with inserts with a good soil substitute, like Berger BM-2. Do not use field or garden soil as it may harbor a disease. Place seeds 1/16″ deep. Cover lightly. Keep moist, not wet. Germinate at 80F until emerge. Do not start tomato seeds in a cold frame if soil temperatures gets below 70°F at anytime after your seed has been sown. After emerge reduce temperatures to 60-65°F until transplanted outdoors after all danger of frost is past and soil has warmed up. Place plants 18-24″ apart in a row spacing of 4-6′
apart. If plants are planted into plastic mulch, make sure you have water supply source like a drip line under the plastic mulch. Plants can be caged or staked for support. If using the stake method, you can use the weave method. Place a stake in between
2nd or 3rd plant. Now start at the beginning of the row at first stake, tie your string to 1st stake. Take string around the outside of  plants on one side to next stake. Wrap string around stake 2 or 3 times. Now continue down the row with string on the same
side of row until you reach the end. Wrap string around last stake 3 or 4 times and now go back up the other side and do the same. When you are done, your tomato plants should have a string on either side of them to give them support. Repeat this
process as plant grows. Strings should be 6″ apart. Tomato tying twine is found in the supply section of this catalog. To make stringing easier, do the following: take a 3/4″ PVC pipe about 3′ long. From top down and bottom up, 4″ drill a 1/4″ hole. Run
your string in top of pipe and out top hole and into bottom hole out the bottom of pipe. Now you have a handy tool and a time saver. Follow above tying instructions. This tool works as a handle. When you get to a stake, put hand or fingers over string on
outside of pipe. This works as a brake to tighten up your string. HARVEST: Pick gently when fruit is fully developed and of a good color. Use fresh or can for later use. After each tomato variety, you will find a letter or a row of letters. See below for examples and what they mean. MOUNTAIN FRESH F1 D VFF GOLDEN JUBILEE OP I A
1 2 3
1) F1 Hybrid. Better disease tolerance than open pollinated types. Seeds will not be true if saved from these fruits.
OP Open pollinated. Also called Heirlooms. Seeds can be saved.
PVP Plant Variety Protected. Do not save seed from this variety to be sold as seed. Any part of plant can be sold, including
fruits or pods except seeds to be planted. It is an open pollinated variety that is protected by law from seed selling.
D Determinate. Plant habit where vine ceases to grow once it reaches a particular size. Sets fruit at one time and

2) then tapers off. A good choice for short stakes.
I Indeterminate. Plant continues to grow and has fruit set in all stages, from blossom to mature. Most varieties are
bred for a home garden and have soft fruits.

Plants are resistant or can tolerate the following disease:
3) A = Alternaria F= Fusarium wilt race # 1 FF= Fusarium wilt races 1 & 2
L= Septoria leaf spot N= Nematodes FFF= Fusarium wilt races 1, 2 & 3
ST= Stemphylium T= Tobacco Mosaic virus V= Verticillium wilt
TS= Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus SS= Gray leaf spot XCV= Bacterial spot
You will need 12 to 16 plants per 25 foot row or 3,400 to 4,500 plants per acre.

BHN 589 F1 DVT
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Bigdena F1 I TFF

Greenhouse type. Big Dena produces a fancy 8-10 oz, red, firm and tasty fruit.  Small scar on fruit end unlike some other greenhouse types. Most be supported with strings from roof or some other means. Treated seeds.

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Carolina Gold F1 D VFF
Carolina Gold F1 D VFF

CAROLINA GOLD F1D VFF 75 days.

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Chefs Choice

AAS Judges raved about the quantity of the 10-ounce fruits that each 5-foot indeterminate vines produced. You’ll enjoy harvesting 30 or more fruits throughout the season from this disease (Fusarium Wilt, Verticillium wilt, Tomato Mosiac Virus, Crack, and Scab) resistant plant with dark green leaves and well-behaved form.

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Florida 47

FLORIDA 47 F1 D AFFV 78 days.

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Florida 91

80 days.

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Mountain Merit F1 D TSNEBLB

77 days. This wonderful tomato has a great disease package. It resists early blight, late blight, nematodes, and tomato spotted wilt virus. The large plants adapt well to late season harvest and has an extended picking season. Treated seed

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Mountain Spring
Mountain Spring

MOUNTAIN SPRING F1 D VFF69 days.

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Pink Girl

PINK GIRL F1 I VFFN 76 days.

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Red Pride F1 D VFFAST
Strong plants with late maturity
Good general foliar disease resistance
Adapted in the Northeastern US
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Red Robin F1

55 Days A must have tomato for every home garden & container plant program. This very compact, well-branched plant provides great yields of 1 oz fruit with an excellent cherry tomato taste. Suitable for  sales in 5″ pots and patio planters. Untreated seed

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Roma
Roma OP D VFN

ROMA OP D VFN 76 days. The ketchup tomato. Plum shaped and bright red flesh with few seeds, heavy yielder until frost. Untreated seed.

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Sweet Chelsea F1
Sweet Chelsea F1

SWEET CHELSEA F1 D VNT 65 days.

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Tachi F1 D

75 days This hybrid roma has excellent plant vigor and produces extra large, firm fruit that has a great shelf life. The plants set well in heat and are resistant to root knot nematode.  Untreated seed

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