Tomato - Ilse's Orange Latvian
Tomato – Ilse’s Orange Latvian
TOMATO: ILSE’S ORANGE LATVIAN
PLANT SIZE: BUSH
FRUIT SIZE: MEDIUM LARGE
CULINARY APPLICATIONS: SLICING, FRESH, & PRESERVES
Highly nutritious with a 6.73 Tetra-cis-lycopene rating on the NZ heritage food crops research project.
Large slicing tomato; golden-yellow fruits, some slightly oblong.
Firm fleshy thick walls – good for fresh eating and preserves.
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.
DAYS TO HARVEST
APPROX 12 SEEDS
OPEN POLLINATED SEED 100% TASMANIAN GROWN