Tomato 'Homestead' Seeds

8 to 9 oz. tomatoes with firm, tasty flesh.

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Homestead was developed by the University of Florida in 1954 for growers in the southern states. The plants reliably set fruits at high temperatures. This 8-9 oz. tomato is wilt resistant, productive, and was once a very popular shipping variety. Being meaty and tasty, these tomatoes are perfect for slicing and canning.

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 80-90
Propagation Methods From herbaceous stem cuttings, From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds, Ferment seeds before storing
Usage Canning, Fresh, slicing
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium (under one pound)
Seeds Per Pack 25