Thessaloniki Heirloom Tomato Seeds
.5 Gram Packet: approx seed count=150
The Thessaloniki is a very old heirloom tomato originating in Greece. The fruits are consistent and smooth with a good resistance to cracks, spots, or sunburn. The baseball-sized tomatoes have beautiful blossom ends on indeterminate vines. The flavor is first class as if they were grown in a perfect greenhouse. Thessaloniki fruits are almost impervious to rotting on the vine, even when very ripe.
- Lycopersicon esculentum
- 85% Germination rate
- 68 days from plant until harvest (after transplanting)
- 99% Pure
- Country of Origin: USA
Planting instructions:Start Thessaloniki tomato seeds indoors 5-8 weeks before last spring frost in a sunny, warm location in pots or flats. Transplant to a sunny, well drained location in the late spring when the cultivated and enriched with organic material ground is warm and all danger of frost is past. The transplanted plants should be about 5-12 inches tall. Tomatoes can be sown directly into the garden when the soil and weather is warm. Double hill planting ( 6 inches apart) and staking Thessaloniki tomatoes upright or use a wire cage to increase production.
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Care:Water lightly to keep soil moist. Control weeds with cultivation or mulch.
Harvesting: Pick Thessaloniki tomatoes when fruits turn red. In late fall before any frost, green tomatoes can be picked and ripened in a warm area.
Nutritional Value: An excellent source of Vitamins: A, & C and contains B, calcium. Iron, and potassium.
Collecting Seed: Select a red, very mature Thessaloniki tomato and remove seeds. Allow seeds to thoroughly dry on a paper towel or cloth.