Growing Arkansas Traveler Tomato Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Solanum lycopersicum
- Days to Maturity: 85
- Hardiness Zone: Zones 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 18” to 24”
- Row Spacing: 2’ to 3’
- Growth Habit: Indeterminate
- Soil Preference: Well-drained
- Temp Preference: Warm
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Hornworms, bacterial wilt, bacterial speck
- Color: Red
- Flavor: Mild
Arkansas Traveler Tomato Growth Habits:
Tomatoes are from the hot and humid climates of South and Latin America. They required a long growing season, so in the United States, the most common practice is to start the seeds from heirloom Arkansas Traveler tomato seeds indoors several weeks before the last frost date. Once frost is no longer a danger, the seedlings are transplanted outside, deeper in the soil than in their original containers. As with most indeterminate varieties, the plants grow tall so staking or trellising is required.
Various Culinary Uses for Arkansas Traveler Tomato Seeds:
Tomatoes grown from open-pollinated, heirloom Arkansas Traveler tomato seeds are mild in flavor - great for kids who think they don't like fresh tomatoes. This variety can be cooked in your favorite dish, and preserved or frozen for the winter. They also can be dehydrated and used as a topping on a great vegetarian pizza, or chopped up and added into breads and other baked goods.
Arkansas Traveler Benefits:
All tomatoes, including those grown from heirloom Arkansas Traveler seeds, may be a beneficial food for those with Type 2 diabetes. One study has indicated that people with Type 2 diabetes, who added cooked tomatoes into their diet for 30 days, experienced a decrease in the negative effects of free radicals - really important as Type 2 diabetes increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Fun Facts About Tomatoes:
Tomatoes are the most popular fruit in the world, with an annual production over 60 million tons. And not only are they prolific, tomato plants can get huge. The world record for largest tomato plant went to one that spread over 610 square feet. Now try fitting that in your garden!
Arkansas Traveler Seeds Per Package:
- 250 mg - Approximately 90 Seeds
- 1/4 oz - Approximately 2,500 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 10,000 Seeds