Meaty French heirloom tomato with excellent eating qualities. Superb slicer.
This is a selection of the famous French heirloom market variety done by discerning grower Kristi Applehans. Fruits produce heavy yields of hearty, meaty fruits excellent for slicing. On the earlier side for a medium-large slicer, and mighty pretty to boot!
Tomatoes are native to northwestern South America and by at least 500 BC they had been domesticated and were being cultivated as far north as modern-day Mexico, enjoyed by Aztec and other civilizations. They spread to Europe and the Caribbean through the Spanish colonizers, where they became staple parts of the food culture in many European countries as well, including France. Their circuitous journey brought them from the Western hemisphere to the Eastern and back again!
67 days, Indeterminate.
Directions: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost and transplant out after. 2’ apart. Bury past first set of leaves, add eggshells for calcium, and provide support.
Seeds grown by Kristi Applehans in Idaho Falls, Idaho.