«White Wax» - Organic Tomato Seeds
A unique and fun-to-grow heirloom, passed down to food historian William Woys Weaver from his Mennonite grandfather’s seed collection. This variety was once grown for exhibiting at county fairs in Pennsylvania, according to Mr. Weaver.
Heirloom tomato «White Wax»A unique and fun-to-grow heirloom, passed down to food historian William Woys Weaver from his Mennonite grandfather’s seed collection.
This variety was once grown for exhibiting at county fairs in Pennsylvania, according to Mr. Weaver. Indeterminate, regular leaf plant produces medium-sized, slightly-flattened fruit that are cream-colored and waxy in appearance with delicate, low acid, fruity-sweet flavors. Delicious. Perfect for those who are sensitive to acid in tomatoes. RARE.
Detailed White Wax Tomato Info:
- Type: Round
- Fruit color: White
- Fruit Bearing: Indeterminate
- Days To Maturity: ~75 days
- Fruit Weight: 3.5 ounces (~120 g)
- Spread: Large
- Height: 60 inches (~150 cm)
- Sow Method: Indoor Sow
Planting Tips for Heirloom TomatoesMost gardeners want to get the most out of these delicious heirloom tomatoes and therefore give them a head start on the growing season. Start these vegetable seeds indoors in sterile potting mix being sure to keep the temperature above 70 degrees. Some people prefer to use a grow pad but the top of the fridge has been known to be quite effective as well.
Once the first true leaves appear on your tomato seedlings, transplant into 4" pots until you have completely hardened them off in the garden. Hardening is a process of exposing the plants more and more to outside temperature until they are hardy enough to tollerat a complete outdoor move. Generally speaking, by early summer heirloom tomatoes should be transplated into the garden.
Most heirloom varieties are quite productive and will greatly benefit from sturdy supports. It may also be advisable to add blood and bone to the worked soil to help ensure healthy productive heirloom tomatoes.
Seed Care tips for Heirloom Tomato SeedsHeirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.