Tomato - Barnes Mountain Giant
Tomato – Barnes Mountain Giant
TOMATO: BARNES MOUNTAIN GIANT
PLANT SIZE: VINE
FRUIT SIZE: LARGE
CULINARY APPLICATIONS: FRESH
Highly nutritious with a 6.54/4 Tetra-cis-lycopene rating on the NZ heritage food crops research project.
A large beefsteak variety
With a deep yellow colour.
This variety produces large, meaty fruits with a rich flavour.
Be sure to support the vines well as the size of the fruits can weigh them down.
WHEN TO PLANT
Cool Climate: AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, (INSIDE) Plant out after risk of frost when soil temperature reaches 16ºC+.
Temperate: SEP-DEC Transplant or direct sow outside only when soil temperatures reach 16ºC+.
Sub – Tropical: (FROST FREE ZONES) MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP,
(Can be grown year-round but risk of disease increases when sown in hotter months.)
Tropical: Late April to the beginning of July.
Well-drained rich soil.
Raise in seedling tray, sow 6mm deep and keep moist.
Remove bottom leaves when planting and plant deeply to promote strong growth.
Plant 45cm apart. Pinch out laterals leaving 1-2 leaders and grow on a support.
DAYS TO HARVEST
75 – 80 Days
APPROX 20 SEEDS
OPEN POLLINATED SEED 100% TASMANIAN GROWN