Mortgage Lifter - Tomato Seed

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Mortgage Lifter Heirloom Tomato was developed in the 1930’s by M.C. Byles in Logan, West Virginia to help pay off his home mortgage. He crossed German Johnson, Beefsteak, Italian and English varieties and sold the re-selected plants. His mortgage was paid for in six years! Grows to 1-2 lbs. Large, pink beefsteak fruits. Meaty flesh with old-time tomato flavor. Indeterminate.

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: 83-90 from transplants
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'
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: No

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