«Big Rainbow» - Organic Tomato Seeds
A joy to grow as well as to eat, this exciting heirloom is over the top in color, size, vigor, and flavor, when you want a really exceptional tomato, choose Big Rainbow, The fruit eventually reaches about 2 pounds (yes, that's POUNDS).
Heirloom tomato «Big Rainbow»A joy to grow as well as to eat, this exciting heirloom is over the top in color, size, vigor, and flavor. When you want a really exceptional tomato, choose Big Rainbow!
The fruit eventually reaches about 2 pounds (yes, that's POUNDS), but when young it is striped like an upside-down traffic signal - green shoulders, yellow belly, and red underside and blossom scar. As it matures, the green disappears and the red flushes upward through the yellow, until the ripened tomato is a rich gold with heavy red striping. Cut it open and this play of colors continues, for unparalleled plate appeal!
You might think that in order to set such giant fruit, the indeterminate vine would have to be stripped of many buds or young fruit, but this is not the case. Not only does it set a generous crop of fruit, it keeps bearing right up until frost in many regions! Find a very sturdy support for this tomato - it's going to tip the scales when in full fruit!
This vine is resistant to foliar diseases, making it an excellent choice for humid or rainy climates, crowded veggie patches where air circulation may be poor, and any garden where overhead watering is used. You will appreciate its lush greenery, especially compared to some of the more modern hybrid types you may also have in the garden. Big Rainbow is out to perform!
These tomatoes have no green shoulders, little catfacing, and more flavor than you could possibly expect. Like many heirlooms, its flavor is rich and intense, but Big Rainbow seems particularly dense in taste, as if all the colors were accompanied by their own specific flavors. An exciting eating experience for folks raised on the supermarket tomato, even longtime growers of heirloom types are surprised and delighted by Big Rainbow's parade of flavors!
Detailed Big Rainbow Tomato Info:
- Type: Beefsteak
- Fruit Bearing: Indeterminate
- Fruit color: Orange, red
- Days To Maturity: ~100 days
- Fruit Weight: 35 ounces (~1000 g)
- Spread: large
- Height: 60-80 inches (1.8-2.4 m)
- 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.
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