Pink Flamingo Tomato Seeds

Sign in to rate
SKU16569

Our price: $2.99
Quantity 18 item(s) available
add to wishlist

Pink Flamingo Tomato Seeds (78 days)

Sustainably Grown  Approx. 25 heirloom seeds

Indeterminate vines with regular leaves.


I believe the story or history of a seed like Pink Flamingo Tomato is important to share.  I got this seed a few years ago from Lisa Von Saunder.  She collects endangered seeds from Amish Pennsylvania German families in her area and tries to preserve them.  Lisa also gets seeds from her friends in Russia and that is where Pink Flamingo came from.  This tomato was handed down to the lady Lisa got the seed from, by her grandmother who still lives in the Ukraine.

Pink Flamingo is as pink as the bird feathers it was named after...well almost...as close as a tomato can get anyway!  Pink Flamingo is a rich, meaty tomato that showed absolutely no cracking in our trial gardens.  Its flavor is light, clean and the fruit size is about 8 oz.  Plants are vigorous and produce excellent yields over an extended period.  Great fresh eating tomato and would simmer down to a good sauce I think.  This is a very rare tomato and only Lisa's seed company and us have it available this year. 


California Grown Heirloom Seed
This is another one of those Russian varieties that just performed excellent in our cool coastal Bay Area climate.  Vines were vigorous and while we were not over-whelmed at any given time with fruit, Pink Flamingo did provide a steady stream over a long season. 

Seed Planting Depth

Seedw per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield

Sun

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.

 

: *
: *
: *
 

Product rating

Sign in to rate

Customer Reviews

There have been no reviews for this product.

Add your review here

: *
: *
Type the characters you see in the picture:


*