1898 Salzer's Catalog 1898 Salzer Catalog organic ferris wheel tomato seeds

Organic Ferris Wheel Tomato


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organic tomato seeds ferris wheelOrganic Ferris Wheel (87 days)

25 heirloom tomato seeds per packet

Indeterminate tomato plant type


Ferris Wheel tomato originated in Wisconsin at the turn of the 19th century from Salzer Seeds (see the old ads).

"Ferris Wheel" was named "in honor of one of the greatest inventions of the age" (see old ad). 

Ferris Wheel is a pink Beefsteak variety with a luscious velvety flavor and fruit that is touted to grow up to 5 pounds.

We generally get tomatoes in the weight of one pound or bigger, but are still waiting for that monster 5# pounder ;)

Regardless, this is a big beefsteak toamto that will cover a sandwich with one slice. 

Remember Ferris Wheel will need staking to hold up those big tomatoes!


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100' Row Yield


¼" - ½" 250-300 70-85 6-9 60" 18-36" 75 lb. Full

Planting Tips for Heirloom Tomatoes:

Most gardeners want to get the most out of these delicious heirloom tomatoes and therefore give them a head start on the growing season.  Start these vegetable seeds indoors in sterile potting mix being sure to keep the temperature above 70 degrees.  Some people prefer to use a grow pad but the top of the fridge has been known to be quite effective as well. 

Once the first true leaves appear on your tomato seedlings, transplant into 4" pots until you have completely hardened them off in the garden.  Hardening is a process of exposing the plants more and more to outside temperature until they are hardy enough to tollerat a complete outdoor move.  Generally speaking, by early summer heirloom tomatoes should be transplated into the garden.

Most heirloom varieties are quite productive and will greatly benefit from sturdy supports.  It may also be advisable to add blood and bone to the worked soil to help ensure healthy productive heirloom tomatoes.

Seed Care tips for Heirloom Tomato Seeds:

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.


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