Growing Burgundy Traveler Heirloom Tomato Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Solanum lycopersicum
- Other Names: Burgundy Traveler Tomatoes
- Days to Maturity: 80 days
- Hardiness Zone: Annual, not intended for overwintering; suitable for all USDA hardiness zones
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 24-36”
- Row Spacing: 3’
- Growth Habit: Indeterminate; 6- to 12-oz. fruit
- Soil Preference: Prefers rich soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8; tolerates slightly acidic soil down to a pH of 5.5
- Temp Preference: Soil at 60-95 degrees F for germination; nighttime temperatures above 55 degrees F and daytime temperatures below 90 degrees F
- Light Preference: Full sun, at least 6 hours per day
- Pests/diseases: Tomato hornworms, aphids, whiteflies, Colorado potato beetle, cutworms, flea beetles, blossom end rot, catface, early blight, late blight
- Color: Red fruit; green foliage
- Flavor: Sweet, smooth, earthy, meaty
Burgundy Traveler Tomato Seed Growth Habits:
Burgundy Traveler tomato seeds produce indeterminate vines, which will continue producing fruit up until the first frost. The vines bear meaty tomatoes similar to Brandywine or beefsteak tomatoes weighing between 6 and 12 oz. apiece.
Sow the Burgundy Traveler tomato seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before your last frost date. Then, hardened off the seedlings gradually before transplanting them into a location with full sun and rich, well-draining soil.
Indeterminate tomato plants, such as the Burgundy Traveler variety, do well when supported by a trellis system or tomato cage. The support encourages the vines to grow upward, keeps the fruit off the ground, and promotes good airflow.
Various Uses for Burgundy Traveler Tomatoes:
Burgundy Traveler tomatoes have a sweet, earthy flavor and a smooth, yet, meaty texture. They are excellent slicers and salad tomatoes. Plus, they hold up well to canning.
Burgundy Traveler Heirloom Tomato Benefits:
Rich in vitamin A, vitamin K, and vitamin C, as well as calcium, iron, and potassium, Burgundy Traveler tomatoes can be eaten as part of a healthy diet. Burgundy traveler tomatoes also feature an antioxidant called lycopene, which good for the heart and eyes.
Tomatoes are technically the berries of plants thought to have been originally domesticated in Mexico. They are native to the tropical regions of South and Central America but have been developed into more than 10,000 cultivars with various traits. These cultivars have generally been developed for disease resistance and suitability for growing in different climate conditions. Burgundy Traveler is a heat-tolerant heirloom tomato cultivar that will set fruit in hot climates.
This is a large, dark red tomato, similar to beefsteak or brandywine tomatoes. Smooth, earthy flavor, and meaty texture. Burgundy Traveler tomatoes are versatile and are great for sandwiches, salads, slicing, and canning. This tomato is heat tolerant and will fruit well even in extremely hot climates. For best growing, start tomato seeds indoors and transplant outside during early spring after the final frost. Give tomatoes full sun, and ample amounts of water.
Seeds Per Package:
- 250 mg - Approximately 65 Seeds
- 0.25 oz - Approximately 1,875 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 7,500 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 30,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 120,000 Seeds