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TOMATO - Mortgage Lifter

TOMATO - Mortgage Lifter

OP Open Pollinated
HL Heirloom

(60 seeds)

Regular price $3.95
Regular price Sale price $3.95
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The biggest tomatoes ever! Amaze your friends

An heirloom variety created by Marshall Cletis Byles in the 1930s who reportedly cross bred the four largest tomato varieties he could find for several Read More

An heirloom variety created by Marshall Cletis Byles in the 1930s who reportedly cross bred the four largest tomato varieties he could find for several seasons until he created this one. With enormous fruits that can weigh up to a kilo and taste great. Mr Byles apparently sold the plants for $1 each until he paid his entire $6000 mortgage off.

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Days to Harvest

80 days

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Watering

Medium

Plant Spacing

60-100cm

Plant Height

1.5-2m

Additional Features

Beds, Containers, Edible, Heirloom, Vines and Climbers

  • Product Details

    Common Name: TOMATO - Mortgage Lifter

    Seeds Per Packet: Approx 60

    Days to Harvest: 80 days

    Watering: Medium

    Plant Spacing: 60-100cm

    Row Spacing: 60sm

    Companion Plants: Marigolds are said to repel white fly and root knot nematode. Basil tastes great with tomato and is said to increase tomato yields when planted within 30cm whilst also repels flies and mosquitos.

    Additional Features: Beds, Containers, Edible, Heirloom, Vines and Climbers

    Scientific Name: Lycopersicon esculentum

    Germination Time: 7-14 days

    Position/Sunlight: Full Sun

    Plant Height: 1.5-2m

    Cool/Mountain Sow: Oct-Dec

    Arid Sow: Jul-Mar

    Temperate Sow: All Year

    Sub-Tropical Sow: Jul-Mar

    Tropical Sow: All Year

  • Growing Information

    How to Sow

    Tomatoes are best sown in trays about 6-8 weeks prior to the last frost. Sow seeds about 5mm deep and keep the soil temperature to about 20 celcius until germination. Once the plants have grown their second leaves the seedlings can be transplanted into larger individual pots. Keep the tomato seedlings in a warm sunny position and maintain moisture levels. When planting out, position the plants so that soil covers the entire stem up to the first leaves. This will increase root development and ensure a healthy strong plant. Plants should be placed in full sun and rich soil.

    How to Harvest

    Tomatoes ripened on the vine will be ready once they show their mature colour. The fruits can also be squeezed and should yield slightly when ripe. If frost occurs and temperatures drop late in the season all tomatoes can be picked. Tomatoes that do not ripen on the vine can be ripened indoors by being placed in a warm place out or direct sun.

  • Reviews

    4 reviews For TOMATO - Mortgage Lifter

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    Rachel K.

    Yum love them

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    Haydn K.

    this review has no content

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    Gail A.

    again still seedlings but looking forward to a big result.

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    Anonymous

    Seeds are now seedlings and doing well. Thanks

How to Sow

Tomatoes are best sown in trays about 6-8 weeks prior to the last frost. Sow seeds about 5mm deep and keep the soil temperature to about 20 celcius until germination. Once the plants have grown their second leaves the seedlings can be transplanted into larger individual pots. Keep the tomato seedlings in a warm sunny position and maintain moisture levels. When planting out, position the plants so that soil covers the entire stem up to the first leaves. This will increase root development and ensure a healthy strong plant. Plants should be placed in full sun and rich soil.

How to Harvest

Tomatoes ripened on the vine will be ready once they show their mature colour. The fruits can also be squeezed and should yield slightly when ripe. If frost occurs and temperatures drop late in the season all tomatoes can be picked. Tomatoes that do not ripen on the vine can be ripened indoors by being placed in a warm place out or direct sun.

Common Name: TOMATO - Mortgage Lifter

Seeds Per Packet: Approx 60

Days to Harvest: 80 days

Watering: Medium

Plant Spacing: 60-100cm

Row Spacing: 60sm

Companion Plants: Marigolds are said to repel white fly and root knot nematode. Basil tastes great with tomato and is said to increase tomato yields when planted within 30cm whilst also repels flies and mosquitos.

Additional Features: Beds, Containers, Edible, Heirloom, Vines and Climbers

Scientific Name: Lycopersicon esculentum

Germination Time: 7-14 days

Position/Sunlight: Full Sun

Plant Height: 1.5-2m

Cool/Mountain Sow: Oct-Dec

Arid Sow: Jul-Mar

Temperate Sow: All Year

Sub-Tropical Sow: Jul-Mar

Tropical Sow: All Year

4 reviews For TOMATO - Mortgage Lifter

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
100%
(4)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
R
Rachel K.

Yum love them

H
Haydn K.

this review has no content

G
Gail A.

again still seedlings but looking forward to a big result.

A
Anonymous

Seeds are now seedlings and doing well. Thanks

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