TOMATO Heirloom Rainbow Blend
An unusual and colorful mix of older heirloom varieties. This blend was created not only to feature a wide range of colors, but also to be relatively early to mid season in maturity. Varieties included subject to availability are: Angora, Black Prince, Cream Sausage, Early Cascade, Evergreen, Flame Orange, Garden Peach, Green Zebra, Jubilee, Lime Green Salad, Pink Ping Pong, Pink Oxheart, Prudens Purple, Silvery Fir Tree, Sundrop and Tigerella. Varieties start ripening at 60-75 days of relative maturity from transplant.
Special Directions for Short Season ClimatesSOWING: Start seeds indoors, in pots, trays or flats in warm room with plenty of light. Water with warm water. Cover with 1/8 inch fine soil.
THINNING : Thin when plants are about 2 inches tall. Individually pot or space 3 inches apart.
TRANSPLANTING: Plant outdoors in May, when all danger of frost has passed and weather has warmed considerably.
SPACING: Leave 24 to 36 inches between plants.
GERMINATION: Approximately 1 to 2 weeks in the home. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Most varieties will require staking or caging. As fruit starts to mature, check plants often until you can recognize each plant's ripening characteristics. Some tomatoes will be ripe when still green.