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San Francisco Fog Tomato

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San Francisco Fog Tomato

72 days

An indeterminate tomato well suited for our cold nights and sometimes damp mornings and evenings.  Produces good clusters of 2-3" fruits.  A favorite around the Bay Area where fruit set is sometimes problematic.  Great for salads, salsa or any fresh serving use.

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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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  • Author: Shannon Wells
    Thick skin, juicy, sweet flavor

    We live in the SF fog belt. We have not had problems with yield or disease that some have reported. We like this one in our salads, but due to its thick skin, some people may not. It makes a sweet sauce. We had 4 plants. We watered well with graywater, fertilized with compost, staked them and pinched all lower leaves/branches. Whiteflies are a major problem, so we kept them sprayed with neem oil. They are slow to mature, but yield has been quite high. Also breeds true, so save the seeds.

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