20 Organic Porter Tomato Seeds-Works in all USDA Zones
Organic Porter Tomato Seeds - 20 Seeds
General Description: These large plants produce an abundance of tomatoes! The fruits are deep red in color, weigh about 4 ounces each, and are sunburn and crack resistant. An excellent canning tomato that does well in hot weather!
Plant Type: Indeterminate vines
Harvest: 65 days to maturity
Soil: Loose, organic, somewhat sandy soil that is well draining is the best for tomatoes.
Soil Preparation: Tomatoes love heat. Cover the planting area with black or red plastic a couple of weeks before you intend to plant. Those extra degrees of warmth will translate into earlier tomatoes. (Mulch after the ground has had a chance to warm up. Mulching does conserve water and prevents the soil and soil born diseases from splashing up on the plants, but if you put it down too early it will also shade and therefore cool the soil.)
Soil pH: Optimal soil pH is 6.0 to 6.5, however, 7.0 will work fine.
Sun: Tomato seedlings will need strong direct sunlight to develop properly/
Water: We cant say this enough: Tomatoes are about the watering! Skimp on adding compost, organic fertilizers and the rest, but if you want good tomatoes it's about the water. A daily supply of water is ESSENTIAL for proper development and tomato production!
Planting Depth: 0.25 - 0.75 inches
Plant Spacing: Grower preference, leave enough room for the branches to spread without becoming tangled with other plants in your garden.
Row Spacing: Grower preference. Leaving enough room to allow access between the plants for watering, weeding, and other chores is a good rule of thumb.
Preserve By: Canning
Hardiness: Tomatoes are actually perennials in tropical climates, but gardeners in temperate climates grow them as warm season, frost-tender annuals. Tomato foliage is damaged by frost and freezing temperatures will kill the plant. Most varieties will not set fruit if nighttime temperatures fall below 50Âº F (10Âº C)or if daytime temperature stay above 90Âº F (32 ÂºC).
Know your type: As the name suggests, Determinates have vines that grow to a determined point and stop, making them more compact and bushy (They are sometimes listed as bush tomatoes). Indeterminates are more vine-y than determinates; their vines continue to grow and need support. Determinates tend to be early; indeterminates are a good bet for later fruit.
Planting Instructions: Start seed indoors in a sunny location 6 weeks prior to warm weather. Transplant outdoors in full sun when seedlings display 4-6 leaves and weather is warm. Seed can be sown directly into garden when soil is warm. Tomatoes cannot tolerate frost. To keep fruit clean and easier to pick, support plants with stakes or cages. Tomatoes require at least an inch of water per week.
Organic Seed Guarantee: To ensure the quality of our Organic Tomato seeds, we only work with certified growers that are certified Organic by the USDA and the governing bodies of their particular state. All tomato seed is redundantly quality checked, floated, and stated to ensure high quality, high germination seed.
We support the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of all agricultural seed.
Additional Information: Features: Technically, the tomato is a berry, defined as a fruit that does not split open and is fleshy except for the multiple seeds within and the dry skin on the outside. Legally, however, the US Supreme Court has decreed that the tomato is a vegetable (for purposes of commerce and government regulations)! The nightshade family includes many other important vegetables, such as chile and bell peppers (Capsicum spp.); Irish potato (Solanum tuberosum); eggplant (Solanum melonga); and tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa); and some poisonous ones such as tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum); and deadly nightshade (Solanum dulcamara); (not to mention supermarket tomatoes.) Potatoes are so closely related to tomatoes that they can be grafted onto each other. You can have a plant that produces spuds beneath the soil and love apples in the foliage above!
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Australia: 2-5 weeks
Canada: 5-14 business days
Japan: 2-5 weeks
New Zealand: 2-5 weeks
Russia: 3-5 weeks
United Kingdom: 1-3 weeks
United States: 2-7 business days
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Europe: 1-3 weeks
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Asia Pacific: 3-5 weeks
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North Africa and the Middle East: 3-6 weeks
Sub-Saharan Africa: 4-5 weeks
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Last updated on Jun 17, 2019
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Do you only sell Organic Seed, Organic Teas, Mushrooms, Organic Essential Oils, Organic Spices, and Spice Blends
Yes! I will only sell organic seed, organic spices, organic mushrooms, and organic teas, and custom made organic spice blends that are all 100% Certified Organic.
I go to extremes to make sure that I never carry anything that may even be questionable regarding Organic origin.
All seed is grown on our family farms, as are all the ingredients in our spice blends. (With very few exceptions for items that cannot be grown in our areas.)
If you have any questions about seed, ingredients, tea blends, uses, or anything else, please message us and I or a family member will get back to you as soon as we can.
Will you help me with information on how to grow the seed I buy, recipes for spices and blends I get from you?
Absolutely! I or a family member will help in any way we can with information about the seed, your location, or the best practices to ensure that you have success with your gardening,
We will also help with our spices and handcrafted spice blends and share some of our favorite recipes and secrets for making to most out of your selections.
Can I buy GMO, Hybrids, or other engineered seed, teas, spices, or spice blends from you?
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What days of the week do you ship and to where?
We ship on Monday - Friday via USPS (United States Postal Service), UPS, FedEx, & DHL. [Custom orders can be shipped on Saturdays to ensure speedy delivery if requested.]
I ship to PO Boxes, APO/FPO, and as a gift with no invoice/receipt if you wish.
Do you ship internationally (Europe, Australia, Asia)?
Yes, I ship worldwide via the USPS (United States Postal Service) & DHL. [There is a daily pickup service to help expedite the orders as fast as I can.]
Do you provide a Phytosanitary Certificate (PC) for international orders? And local Custom (International Orders)
Yes, upon request and prepayment (This is a custom order request); I can provide a Phytosanitary Certificate from the USDA/APHIS for your import requirements.
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