Beautiful unique heirloom first introduced by OSU. The tomato is small in size; the fruit tends to be a dark purple color on the crown and then fades to a reddish brown on the bottom. It's important to grow them in full sun as the sun helps to produce the dark color and health benefits. These are quite special due to the anthocyanins, found in the tomato flesh and skin, which are powerful antioxidants.
- 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.