Andy's Polish Pink Tomato - Lycopersicon lycopersicum
A favorite of our friends at Occidental Arts and Ecology Center and a favorite of ours. Seed originally given to Doug Gosling, this tomato was brought from Poland in 1922 from a friend's father named Andy.
Did great in our cool Point Reyes summer. Amazingly delicious, meaty and juicy. Attractive pointed pink tomatoes with very few seeds. Very Rare tomato!
- Sun: Full
- Sow Indoors: 8 weeks before last frost
- Seed Count: 20
- Days to Maturity: 70-75
- Plant Size: 4'-7' vine
- Open Pollinated
Indeterminate. Bone meal is an ideal fertilizer. Add mulch to plant at base. Use trellis to support heavy vines. Produces heavy fruit. Harvest heavy fruit before rain to prevent cracking.
Seeds should be planted indoors and kept in a dome with a heated mat for 4-8 weeks.
It is key that your new starts be hardened off. This is a process that requires taking them outside during the day, for a period of time, before they are planted. This acclimates your seedlings to the outside world, meaning the elements like the wind and sun. We do it for several weeks to a month as this strengthens their stems and overall plant structure.
- Start for a short period of time initially, then graduate to more time each day
- One week minimum is recommended
- Bring them inside in the early evening and overnight
- Keep an eye on them and constantly water them. Make sure they have not blown over.
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