Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Auckland
Number of Seeds: 20
Description: Indeterminate. Red beefsteak type, gifted to the Koanga Collection by B. Scanlen of Henderson whose mother obtained it from the Carlton Seed Shop in Karangahake Rd. Auckland in 1945 and who selected seed annually until her death. Good slicing tomato. Excellent taste and good resistance to disease. Heavy producer.
Planting Instructions: Plant into trays late September and prick out when first leaves appear at 3 cm diagonal spacing. 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 1m wide bed. Needs staking.