Tomato Burbank


GENUS: Lycopersicon SPECIES: lycopersicum


Heritage Status: Overseas
Bio-Region of Origin: Koanga 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 3 cm diagonal spacing when first leaves appear. Handle touching the leaves only. When leaves touch, transplant into 10 cm deep pots or trays to 10 cm diagonal spacing. When 10-15 cm high transplant into garden 50 cm spacings in rows. Two rows per 1 m wide bed. Needs staking.