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Organic Buckbee's New 50 day Tomato

Organic Buckbee's New 50 day Tomato

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organic tomato seedOrganic Buckbee's New 50 day Tomato (68-70 days)

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25 heirloom tomato seeds per pkg

 

H.W. Buckbee's of Rockford, IL introduced this tomato in the 1920s.

Was touted as the earliest tomato of its kind beating out Bonny Best, Chalk's Jewel and Earliana.

We haven't seen it produce in 50 days, but it is early and does well in cooler weather.

Produces 4-5 oz perfectly shaped tomatoes.

Excellent old fashioned tomato flavor.

Solid, meaty with a sweet flavor.

Was touted as a good shipping type even though the skin is thin. 

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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