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Organic Gill's All Purpose Tomato


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Organic Gill's All Purpose Tomato (76 days)

25 tomato seeds



Gill's Seed Company of Portland, OR released this tomato in 1947.

This is how it was listed...

"This grand new tomato is just like it name implies and is fine for all the main purposes.  Ideal canning or juice, also splendid for the home gardens.  It is a cross between Wasatch Beauty and the Pepper tomato and reatins the best qualities of each.  Outstanding yield, appearance, quality, packing, disease resistance and flavor.  The fruit is bright red, solid, fine flavor and Ideal for slicing.  Vines are unusually resistant to disease."

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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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