Tomato 'Barlow Japanese' Seeds

Originally given to Roy Barlow of Shelbyville, KY by a friend who had smuggled them out of Japan following World War II.

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These seeds were originally given to Roy Barlow of Shelbyville, KY by a friend who had smuggled them out of Japan following World War II. Roy planted the seeds each year after that. The variety, which started out as a “straggly looking weed” was developed into a healthy, disease resistant potato leaf plant. The tomatoes were so tasty, they became the main crop in his produce business. Mr. Barlow just called them his “Jap” tomatoes. His granddaughter, Brita Barlow, has been saving the seeds of this variety to keep her dad’s legacy alive. This tomato is a worthy legacy! Large meaty pinks, with an outstanding flavor. Brita calls them “the taste of summer.”

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 5 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Plant Spacing 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Growth Habit Indeterminate
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Days to Harvest 70-80
Propagation Methods From herbaceous stem cuttings, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds, Ferment seeds before storing
Usage Fresh, salad, Fresh, slicing
Fruit Color Pink
Fruit Size Medium (under one pound), Large (over one pound)
Seeds Per Pack 25