Amana Orange Tomato Seeds

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Amana Orange Tomato Seeds (85 days)

Sustainably Grown  Approx. 25  seeds

Indeterminate vines with regular leaves. 
A wonderful beefsteak that Seed Saver Gary Staley found growing in his tomato patch in 1984. 

Fruits are cadmium orange, ribbed, measure 3 1/4" long by 5 1/8" wide and weigh from 1-2 pounds. 

Amana Orange has a sweet almost fruity flavor. 

Late season variety that is a heavy producer.


California Grown Seed
Amana Orange really got going mid-September here in the Bay Area.  I think it needs the "heat" we get at the last part of summer to really get it going since it was created in Florida.  However, don't think it didn't produce!  I actually got tired of picking this tomato.  It just kept producing huge orange beefsteaks till the first frost.  
 

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.

 

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