Hillbilly - Organic Tomato

Hillbilly - Organic Tomato

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Looking for a unique, heirloom tomato to add to your garden this year? Check out the Hillbilly tomato! This variety hails from West Virginia and has been around since the late 1800's. It's a beefsteak type, averaging 1-2 pounds each, with very low acidity and a sweet, almost fruity flavor with apricot notes. The Hillbilly is also crack resistant and heat tolerant, making it ideal for midsummer harvests. Plus, it's a high-yielding, indeterminate plant that can grow to heights of 6-8 feet. So if you're looking for something different to plant this year, try the Hillbilly tomato!

Start seed indoors 5-7 weeks before last frost. Provide plants with plenty of light to avoid tall, spindly tomato transplants. A sunny south-facing window or grow lights will be sufficient. A heat mat helps to speed up the germination process. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 65-85 degrees. A few weeks before transplanting time, harden off plants by exposing them to an increasing number of hours outdoors each day. Delay transplanting until your soil has thoroughly warmed up in the spring; usually about 2 weeks after the your average last frost date. Set transplants in the ground and cover stem so that only 2-3 sets true leaves are exposed, resulting in a stronger root system.

Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Days to Maturity: 85-94
Seed Depth: 1/4-1/2"
Days to Sprout: 6-12
Plant Spacing: 15-24"
Row Spacing: 3-4'
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 6-8'
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: No

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