Tomato - Pearson
Tomato – Pearson
PLANT SIZE: BUSH
FRUIT SIZE: SMALL
CULINARY APPLICATIONS: CANNING, SAUCE, FRESH
American heirloom cultivated in California in 1936 by Dr oscar Pearson. A cross between “Fargo and “California 55”. Initially developed as a canning tomato, these slightly flattened round red fruits produce well, even in very warm arid conditions and can be enjoyed fresh, in a sauce, canned or preserved.
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 1 metre apart.
DAYS TO HARVEST
APPROX 20 SEEDS
OPEN POLLINATED SEED 100% TASMANIAN GROWN