Tomato - Valencia - Orange Beefsteak (Solanum lycopersicum 'Valencia') Heirloom NonGMO Tomatoes Vegetable
Valencia is an heirloom variety which bears large orange and firm beefsteak fruits weighing on average between 8 and 10 oz; fruits have few seeds and has a great classic older tomato flavour. The plant is a vigorous grower and great producer, and will require staking.
Heirlooms usually haven't been hybridized for qualities that include shelf life, colour or uniform appearance. They are often 'ugly' with deep cracks and bumps. The colours are variegated and range from deep browns and purples to light yellows, pinks and everything in between.
Tomatoes love rich soil. Add some compost when setting out.
- Full Sun
- Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow 1/4 in deep and keep soil warm. Transplant into 1 in cells or 2 in pots at 1-2 leaf stage. NOTE: If the plants get leggy due to lack of light, when you transplant them out, bury more of the plant stem. It will not affect the growth and the plant will produce roots along the buried stem. Spacing: 80 cm apart.
- Staking tomatoes (indeterminate) should be transplanted into 3-4 inch pots.
- Harden off plants for 4-5 days after risk of frost has passed, then transplant outdoors.
- Maturity 55 to 65 days
- Seed Count: 25