GENUS: Lycopersicon SPECIES: lycopersicum
Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Opotiki
Number of Seeds: 20
Description: Indeterminate. An heirloom from the Bay of Plenty, sent in by L.N Lamberg of “Watermouth” near Opotiki. It is a large, red, meaty (beefsteak type), tasty, disease resistant tomato that could easily become your favourite, we actually think that it is the same tomato as Waimana, and Peron. We can’t tell the difference, and Opotiki is very close to Waimana. This is a famous tomato around the area, it’s a stunner!
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.