Here is an old heirloom variety still commonly grown in gardens across the US. And as the name implies this tomato was actually used to pay off a man's mortgage! He got this eye catching beauty by crossing different large varieties of tomato plants to get what we now grow and call the mortgage lifter. He then sold the plant to pay off his mortgage in time! This tomato plant will produce large meaty pink skin tomatoes.
- QTY: 25
- Seed Planting Depth: 1/4-1/2"
- Germination Temperature: 70-85
- Days to Germination: 6-9
- Row Spacing: 60"
- Plant Spacing: 18-36"
- 100' Row Yield: 75 lb
- Sun: Full
- Harvest time: 80 days
How to Save Seeds
Tomatoes are self pollinating, so separate by 50ft is sufficient. Harvest tomatoes when ripe and you can even let them set for a week or so before saving seeds. Once you are ready to harvest simply cut in half scoop out seeds and pulp into a mason jar of water for fermenting. Then seal jar with a lid and place in and warm place out of direct sunlight. After 5 to 7 days of fermenting pour out seeds floating on top of the water along with mold and then pour rest of the good seeds, on the bottom, over a fine mess strainer to catch them. Dry well in fine mesh or paper towels but turn often so they don't stick to paper.