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.
I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!