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85-90 days. Mortgage Lifter Tomato Seeds. Solanum lycoperscium. Indeterminate. Non-GMO. Open Pollinated. Part of a proud tradition of Depression Era crops, the Mortgage Lifter tomato seed often refers not to one specific type, but many varieties that were grown by hard-pressed farmers trying to recover from the market crash of 1929. This particular cultivar was grown by farmer M.C. Byles of Logan, West Virginia whom famously paid off his mortgage with the tomato. ~10,000 seeds/oz.
Tomato seeds are a warm weather crop best if started indoors about 6-8 weeks prior to final spring frost. Plant 2-3 seeds 1/4" deep per cell in fertile, humusy, and well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Beefsteak seeds germinate in 5-14 days, transplant best starts to 1 per pot or 18-36" apart in the garden. Ideal in container gardening.
Before sowing, know whether the seed is determinate or indeterminate, as each will exhibit different habits. Determinate varieties mature to a predetermined size, producing its fruit all at once with only a minor need for staking. Indeterminate varieties grow indefinitely through the season, producing non-stop fruit while requiring heavy support. Mortgage Lifter seeds produce an indeterminate tomato crop.
Heirloom Mortgage Lifter Tomatoes in the Vegetable Garden
Tomato seeds are the quintessential staple of summer gardening and arguably offers the most seed diversity among all seasonal fruits. Available in every possible color, shape, and size, tomato is a high-heat and full sun favorite that thrives from container and patio gardening. Along with cucumber and summer squash, the tomato plant is one of the most productive, hardy, and heavy fruiting crops of the season.
If you live in a warm climate with a long growing season, you may direct seed Mortgage Lifter tomato seeds. Otherwise, plant them inside 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost date. After all danger of frost has passed, transplant them, but make sure to plant them two-thirds deep for a sturdier plant. These indeterminate plants grow up to 10 feet tall, so use stakes or a trellis system.
Harvesting Mortgage Lifter Tomatoes
Smaller varieties such as the cherry are ready to harvest at about 80 days from sowing while larger varieties like the beefsteak may require a few extra weeks. Although vine-ripened fruit is always preferred, tomatoes can just as easily be harvested early and ripen indoors by being stored in a paper bag or box along with a banana for its ethylene gas. Ripest tomatoes may be pulled from the vine by hand, while more firm ones should be clipped with shears.
Tomatoes grown from Mortgage Lifter tomato seeds are great fresh from the garden. Large in size, they fit perfectly on a lunchtime sandwich. They also go well in salads. Of course, these open-pollinated, heirloom treasures can be preserved, dehydrated, or frozen like all other tomatoes. If you're really adventurous, you can try making tomato pie.
About Mortgage Lifter Tomato Seeds
Solanum lycoperscium. (85-90 Days).
This is an heirloom tomato with a history to say the least! M.C. Byles (aka Radiator Charlie for the radiator business he ran) of Logan, West Virginia created this now legendary tomato by cross-breeding German Johnson, Beefsteak, English and Italian tomato varieties. Charlie had no formal plant breeding experience, just a determination to create the perfect tomato. After six years he succeeded! A tomato like that was hard to keep a secret and soon he was selling the plants for $1 each. Every spring people would drive from miles around to buy Charlie's heirloom tomato plants and it is said (now tomato legend) he paid his mortgage off in six years!
Fruits are 1 pound or larger and borne in clusters of 2-3. The taste is sweet, yet rich and full bodied. Very few seeds.
California Grown Heirloom Tomato Seeds
Non-GMO Mortgage Lifter Tomato Seeds Per Package:
250 mg - Packet - Approximately 85 Seeds
1/4 oz - Packet - Approximately 2,500 Seeds
1 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 10,000 Seeds
4 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 40,000 Seeds
1 lb - Wholesale - Approximately 160,000 Seeds
5 lb - Bulk - Approximately 800,000 Seeds
Non-GMO Mortgage Lifter tomato seeds are available for Fast Free Shipping on orders over $45.
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