Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Farallones Orange Tomato Seed


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Farallones Orange Tomato Seeds (82 days)

Sustainably Grown  Approx. 25 heirloom seeds

Indeterminate vines with regular leaves.

Farallones Orange Tomato came from the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC) about 30 minutes away from here.  It was named after the famed seal island just off the coast from San Francisco.  Actually, the OAEC took over the 76 acres that used to be the Farallones institute.

Here is what they say... "Unique orange beefsteak, great flavor.  Collected from a compost pile here in 1983."

California Grown Heirloom Seed
Born here and grows well here.  Just like any beefsteak it produces here around late September.  Medium harvest of 12-14 oz beefsteak type slicers.

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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 tolerate 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 meal 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 - don't let the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely, and don't overwater and possibly have them rot.


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