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 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.