Tomato Ponsonby Red


GENUS: Lycopersicon SPECIES: lycopersicum


Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Ponsonby/Auckland
Number of Seeds: 20

Description: Sent in by M.C. Ataya of Glendene Auckland in 2000. It was bought at a market in Ponsonby Road and is a stand-out tomato for organic greenhouse production. It is a medium sized round very red tomato with long bunches and huge production of even, good tasting fruit.

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.