GENUS: Lycopersicon SPECIES: lycopersicum
Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Northland Gumdiggers/Auckland
Number of Seeds: 20
Description: Indeterminate. This tomato came here with the Dalmatian Gumdiggers. It is an egg shaped, egg sized, red, firm drying tomato. It crops over a very long period, and crops heavily, and the fruit can be sliced and dried for winter use. It is also a really good cooking tomato because it keeps its shape.
Planting Instructions: Plant into trays late September and prick out when first leaves appear at 3cm diagonal spacing. 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.