Missouri Pink Love Apple Tomato Seed

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Description

A Barnes heirloom from Civil War times. Originally grown only as an ornamental because people used to believe that tomatoes (aka “love apples”) were poisonous. Happily, they figured out that wasn’t the case. These big, pink-red beefsteak-type fruits are very deeply flavored, a natural for tomato sandwiches and fresh tomato sauce. A heavy bearer. If you’re only going to grow one potato-leaf variety, this is it. Deer-resistant. Indeterminate. Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 3-10
  • Days to maturity: 75-85
  • Start indoors 4-8 weeks before last frost. Sow ¼” deep in sterile planting medium.
  • Transplant spacing: 36”
  • Produce size: Up to 1 lb. each
  • Yield: Up to 25 lbs. per plant
  • Mature plant height: 6’ or more; requires staking
  • Suitable for container growing: Yes
  • Year of discovery: 1860s

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