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Oregon Spring Tomato

TOMATO Oregon Spring

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At last! A tomato that combines earliness with large size and good flavor. Plants are cool weather resistant and its compact determinate vines don't require staking. Oregon Springs earliest fruit are its largest and are mostly seedless. Developed at Oregon State University. Approximately 65 days to maturity from transplant, 75 days where summers are cooler.

Special Directions For Short Season Climates

SOWING: Start seeds indoors in early spring in individual peat pots or flats, Plant seeds in sterilized, fertile soil. Cover with 1/8 inch fine soil. Water with warm water and provide plenty of light for young seedlings.

THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Thin or individually pot indoor seedlings 3 inches apart. Transplant outdoors in late spring after all danger of frost has passed and weather has warmed considerably.

SPACING: Leave 2 to 3 feet between plants outdoors.

GERMINATION: One to two weeks indoors at 70 F.

Ed's Special Advice

Tomatoes prefer rich soil kept moderately moist. Fertilize monthly if necessary and avoid spraying foliage when watering. Cover young transplants with hot caps or cloches if late spring weather turns chilly. Plant in full sun, if possible against a south facing wall or fence where sun reflection will provide additional heat.

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