Long Keeper Tomato Seeds

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Long Keeper Tomato Seeds (78 days)

Lycopersicon esculentum


approximately 25 heirloom tomato seeds per packet


This wonderful tomato is grown for storage. It has a thick protective skin.

No, it is not as tasty as those you will grow in mid summer, but it is far tastier than store bought at Christmas. 

The best way to achieve this is to plant late in the tomato planting season. (Each person's varies)

When the plant is about 1/2-3/4 full of ripe fruit we harvest.

Pull up the entire tomato plant, brush the dirt off the roots and hang it upside down in an area that will stay below 65 degrees. 

Don't worry if the plant still has some green tomatoes on it, they will be fine later. 

Will last 6-12 weeks in storage!

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield


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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