Artisan Tomato Collection - Five Future Heirlooms
Tomato connoisseurs know of Fred Hempel of Baia Niccha Farms. He breeds superior variations of heirlooms that have spectacular flavor, good disease resistance, and exciting colors.
Here are five new strains for you to try. All are fancy colors and intensely tasty. Individual packs of 10 seeds. Fred comes out with new varieties, so save seeds from your favorites. They sell out fast.
*Sunrise Bumblebee Tomato - Rosy pink with gold stripes, this elongated cherry delivers punchy flavor. Very showy on the plate! 70 days.
*Pink Bumble Bee - Round yellow cherry with red stripes and pink interior. Zippy sweet tangy flavor. Dazzling sliced in salads. Indeterminate 70 days.
*Blush - Golden tomato with pink stripes. Sweet, fruity flavor, prolific producer, very adaptable. 75 days
*Purple Bumble Bee - A sweet flavored tomato with rich tasting fruits that ripen with a brilliant green and dusky purple striping pattern. 80 days.
*Lucky Tiger - striped cherry with vibrant green and yellow stripes. A hit at farmers markets, gorgeous on the plate. Indeterminate 70 days.
Organically grown, open-pollinated, certainly not genetically modified. They're hand selected for their vibrant flavor, disease resistance, and extreme good looks. Save seeds. They're still hard to find.
You'll receive five separate packs of 10 seeds, plenty to plant and share with friends.
Thoroughly moisten your seed-starting mix, and then fill your pots/containers to within 1/2" of the top.
Place two or three seeds into each small container or each cell of a seed starter. Cover the seed with about 1/4" of soil.
Water to ensure good seed-to-mix contact. You can use a plant mister or just dribble a stream of water over the top. You don't need to soak the soil, just moisten the top layer.
(You don't want to heavily water and "push" seeds to deep that they can't germinate.)
Keep the mix moist but not soaking wet. Lay some plastic kitchen wrap and a rubber band over pots to keep in heat and moisture.
Place the pots in a warm, sunny spot or on top of a heat mat. (Seeds won't germinate until the soil itself is 75-80 degrees.)
Check pots daily. As soon as you see sprouts, remove the covering and place the pots in a sunny window or under grow lights, keeping the lights just an inch or two above the tops of the plants.