Tomato Burbank


GENUS: Lycopersicon SPECIES: lycopersicum


Heritage Status: Overseas

Bio-Region of Origin: Kōanga since 2010

Number of Seeds: 20

Description: Indeterminate. The famous American Horticulturalist, Luther Burbank, from whom the tomato takes its name, developed the Burbank tomato in 1914. The tomato has a classic taste that is acidic yet sweet. The fruits are medium sized and uniform, with a deep red colour. The Burbank is particularly special because it is very nutritious as it has the high level of free amino acids.

Planting Instructions: Plant into trays late September and prick out at 3cm diagonal spacing when first leaves appear. Handle touching the leaves only. When leaves touch, transplant into 10cm deep pots or trays to 10cm diagonal spacing. When 10-15cm high transplant into garden 50cm spacings in rows. Two rows per 1m wide bed. Needs staking.