Organic Bonnie Best Tomato

Organic Bonnie Best Tomato

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Organic Bonnie Best Tomato (75 days)

25 heirloom tomato seeds per pkg

Indeterminate / reg. leaf


The famed Bonnie Best tomato originated in 1908 on the Bonnie Plant Farm Union Spring, Alabama. 

This was THE canning tomato that was used up until WWII. 

Bonnie Best has medium size fruits with big flavor for canning.

Plants 2'-3' in height.

These heirloom tomatoes weigh 4-6 oz

Born in clusters of 3-4 but can have 6-8 (like the photo).

Productive, relatively trouble free and hardy.  

Bonnie Best makes a excellent canner/sauce, but makes a good slicer as well.

 

 

 

 

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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