This award-winning heirloom is a looker with personality to boot! Carbon Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) charmed judges at the 2005 Heirloom Garden Show, winning “best tasting”! Has a reputation for sizable fruits weighting in 10-14 oz., too. Indeterminate; 90 days to maturity.
Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Start indoors and transplant to the garden after the last frost date. Choose a sunny location and provide plants plenty of room by spacing two feet apart in rows separated by five feet. Provide support and mulch well to conserve moisture and reduce weeds.
Fruit that is fully ripened on the vine has a much fuller flavor than fruits that are picked early and then allowed to ripen. However, if temperatures drop, you’ll want to bring all fruits (green or not) indoors. Store in a cool, dark spot — or paper bag — and green fruits will turn red within a week or two.