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Heirloom Slicing Tomato

Chianti Rose

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Heirloom Slicing Tomato

Chianti Rose

EXCLUSIVE - This big, beautiful beefsteak tomato with fabulous flavor is a cross between the famous pink Brandywine and a treasured family v...
EXCLUSIVE - This big, beautiful beefsteak tomato with fabulous flavor is a cross between the famous pink Brandywine and a treasured family variety from Italy. Juicy, flavorful and heavy in the hand, Chianti Rose tomatoes are thin skinned with smooth, creamy flesh and glowing rosy-red color. The strong vigorous vines with potato leaf foliage tolerate cooler summers and are more crack-resistant and uniform than other large fruited heirlooms. Huge harvests of these scrumptious tomatoes are a highlight of our summers!
Seed Count: 30-32 / Weight: 0.08 gms
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STARTING SEEDLINGS

In early spring, start indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 50-55°F (10-13°C). Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist but not soggy, and very warm, 80°F (27°C). Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside. When 2 inches tall, transplant into individual 4-inch pots, burying stems up to base of leaves. Maintain at 70-75°F (21- 24°C). Feed with half-strength fertilizer every 2 weeks until ready to plant, then gradually acclimate seedlings to outdoor conditions. When nights reach 55°F (10°C), transplant 3 feet apart into rich soil in full sun.

 

GROWING NOTES

Prepare soil well with aged manure or compost. Plant several inches deeper than seedlings were growing in containers. Provide strong stakes or tall wire cages at planting time. Mulch to provide even moisture retention; don’t overwater once fruit begins to ripen.

 

HARVEST AND USE

For best flavor, pick fully ripe and don’t put these big beauties in the refrigerator! A real summer treat is a simple sandwich of thickly sliced Chianti Rose on good French bread layered with fresh basil leaves and a sprinkling of fruity olive oil. Or, stuff with seasoned rice, top with cheese and bake slowly to perfection.

Sow Seeds Indoors

Days To Germinate

Transplant Outdoors
In Full Sun

Mature Height

Approx. 80 days

Feb. – March
7 – 14 days
April – June
5-7 feet
Transplant To Harvest

Sow Seeds Indoors

Days To Germinate

Transplant Outdoors
In Full Sun

Mature Height

Approx. 80 days

Feb. – March
7 – 14 days
April – June
5-7 feet
Transplant To Harvest

Sow Seeds Indoors

Feb. – March

Days To Germinate

7 – 14 days

Transplant Outdoors
In Full Sun

April – June

Mature Height

5-7 feet

Approx. 80 days

Transplant To Harvest

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