The Best Heirloom Mix Ever!
Contains Aunt Ruby’s German Green, Dixie Golden Giant, Black from Tula, Brandywine Red, Big Rainbow, and Cherokee Purple.
Variety: Tomato Heirloom Rainbow Blend
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 30 seeds
Tomato Fruit Set: Indeterminate
Days to Maturity: 75
Fruit Color: Black
Seeds Per Pack: 30
Additional Characteristics: Edible,Heirloom
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Alternaria Alternata (Crown Wilt),Verticillium Wilt
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
(P)?Pkt of 30 seeds
This is simply the best mix of heirloom varieties I’ve ever seen! You get 6 truly unusual and interesting varieties, all distinctively different, for one low price! If you love the fascinating forms and rich, full flavor of heirloom Tomatoes, this is the mix you MUST grow!
Aunt Ruby’s German Green (85-90 days) is a large beefsteak on indeterminate vines. When fully ripe it will be a light green color with a tint of yellow and a faint pink blush. The fruit is 12 to 16 ounces, very sweet and spicy with a succulent bite like no other.
Big Rainbow (80-102 days) is an indeterminate variety hailing from Pol County, Minnesota. The 6-foot plants sport enormous, heavily ribbed fruits of gold with streaks of red, not only on the skin but right through the flesh, too, for terrific plate appeal. These gigantic Tomatoes weigh in at up to 2 pounds apiece! You know they’re ripe when the stem end is deep gold and the blossom end bright red! The largest of the fruits are subject to cat-facing and cracking, but the flavor is so incredible, it’s worth it!
Black from Tula (75-85 days) is a Russian variety with an indeterminate habit and the largest black Tomatoes ever grown. These fruits are 4 to 5 inches in diameter and slightly flattened (8 to 12 ounces on average). They’re actually deep mahogany-brown to purple, often with green shoulders. The rich, smoky flavor of this Tomato is amazing! And the plants set fruit well in hot weather, making them a great choice for the south and southwest. Rare!
Brandywine Red (80-100 days) is a large indeterminate variety on potato leaf vines. The fruit can weigh up to 2 pounds and is a deep, rich red when ripe. Brandywine is one of the best known of the heirlooms, and one bite will tell you why — the flavor is incredible!
Cherokee Purple (80-100 days) is an indeterminate variety with rather short vines. The fruit is slightly flattened, about 10 to 12 ounces, and colored a purple-brown-pink combination with green gel until it ripens. Full of old-fashioned “real tomato” flavor!
Dixie Golden Giant (85-100 days) is a very mild Tomato superb for slicing. Fruits can get up to 2 or even 2 1/2 pounds on very vigorous vines. The color is a rich golden-yellow at maturity, and the flavor is quite sweet. An Amish family has been growing this variety since the 1930s!
Start seeds indoors 5 to 6 weeks before the last frost date. Plant outdoors when danger of frost is past and night temperatures consistently remain above 55 degrees F. If an unexpected late frost is forecasted, protect young plants with plastic sheeting or other cover. Set plants 2 to 2 1/2 feet apart. Pkt is 30 seeds.