Tomato : Summer Feast Mix
Colorful trio of treasured heirlooms
We've chosen a luscious, widely adapted trio of treasured heirlooms. Medium-size, richly flavored Black Krim is from the Russian Black Sea area. It is the most reliable and delicious of the "black" tomatoes. Sweet Persimmon's big, meaty, globe- shaped fruits ripen up to a beautiful glowing orange. Deep red, lobed, and heavy with juice, Costoluto is a traditional Italian favorite for fresh eating. USDA food grade stained seeds to distinguish varieties. Color-coded seeds for a colorful trio of treasured heirlooms: Richly flavored Black Krim, the most delicious of the black tomatoes; big, meaty, glowing orange Sweet Persimmon; and deep-red, lobed, traditional Italian Costoluto.Solanaceae Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Alternate Growing Options
Cool climate growing
To grow Tomatoes outside in cooler climates, you have to use one of the fastest maturing and cold hardy varieties, such as the Sub-Arctics or Siberians (which may mean sacrificing some flavor). Start them inside early, warm the soil with plastic and cover the transplants with cloches.
You can get extra Tomato plants by rooting suckers in water. This is a good way to multiply a single special plant you might have.
This is pretty much the same as cold climate growing. Use an early, fast maturing variety, give it an early start inside, warm the soil with plastic and cover the transplants with cloches (or put a Tomato cage in place and wrap it with plastic).
Tomatoes are a great greenhouse crop and in cooler climates this may be the only way you can grow them. They can be grown inside from early spring until later fall. In Europe there are varieties bred specifically for greenhouse growing.