Organic Boxcar Willie Tomato


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organic tomato seedsOrganic Boxcar Willie Tomato (80 days)

25 heirloom tomato seeds per pkg



A tomato named for the famed Grand Ole Opry singer Boxcar Willie.

The flesh is rich, sweet and well balanced.

Uniform shape and color.

Very good producer.

Excellent for fresh eating, canning, juice or sauce.

Each year we do employee tomato taste test. This was the 2012 favorite of all 146 types we grew! 

***As with many heirloom tomatoes there can be different strains or variations of seed lines.  This seems to be the case with Boxcar Willie.  Our line is not the large beefsteak looking line, but rather a smaller (non-beefsteak type) more productive and better tasting line. 

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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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