Kimberly Tomato Seed

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Kimberly Tomato Seed (52 days)

Sustainably Grown/Approx. 25 seeds per pkg.

Semi-determinate vines with potato leaves.

Kimberly was developed by John de Rocque of Kimberly, BC Canada.  John used a tomato called Siberia and he crossed it with the Tiny Tim tomato thus creating this extremely good tasting variety.  Lightly sweet, slightly tart with a smooth true tomato flavor finish.  PERFECT for salads.  Folks that came by the trial gardens LOVED this tomato for its flavor.

Kimberly is a fairly compact tomato plant reaching about 3-4' in our trial gardens.  This very early producing tomato has potato leaves and will produce round, red golf ball sized fruits.  Kimberly is VERY prolific and produces over a long period.  In fact, Kimberly was the first to produce in the tomato fields back at the beginning of  May.  It is the end of September now and I harvested 67#s off of four plants yesterday!!  This is hands down the best producer for its size in our trial garden of 148 of heirloom tomatoes.

California Grown Heirloom Seeds
Kimberly was THE absolute FIRST heirloom tomato to produce in our field of over 150 tomato varieties.  From what I've read about Kimberly I'm guessing this tomato would have grown larger and even produced more had we not had such a cool summer.  HOWEVER, in spite of this we still got an IMMENSE crop of early tomatoes that taste FAR better than most of early producers.  One thing is for sure, people that stopped by the garden from the winery sure seemed to rave about the taste of Kimberly.  They must know something after tasting all that great wine! 

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100' Row Yield

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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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