«Dark Shadow» - Organic Tomato Seeds
Dark Shadow is one of the most handsome of the blue tomatoes. Indeterminate, regular leaf, medium-sized plants produce medium-sized fruits that are shaped like a fat torpedo with true, tangy tomato flavors like others of its family.
Heirloom Tomato «Dark Shadow»Dark Shadow is one of the most handsome of the blue tomatoes. Indeterminate, regular leaf, medium-sized plants produce medium-sized fruits that are shaped like a fat torpedo with true, tangy tomato flavors like others of its family.
Pronounced gold on red striping underneath the deep indigo shoulders. You should pick these just when the top begins to lose its sheen and turn midnight black and the bottom is dark red.
Detailed Blueberry Tomato Info:
- Type: Round
- Fruit color: Bi-colored
- Fruit Bearing: Determinate
- Days To Maturity: ~100 days
- Fruit Weight: ~7 ounces (~200 g)
- Spread: Mid
- Height: 75 inches (~180 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.