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Tomato 'Crimson Cushion' Seeds

Introduced by Peter Henderson in 1894, this is the original strain of Red Beefsteak.

Availability: In stock

$2.95
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Details

Also known as 'Red Ponderosa' and 'Henderson's Crimson Cushion.' Introduced by Peter Henderson in 1894, this is the original strain of Red Beefsteak. The large fruits can weigh up to 2 lbs, and have a nice balance of tart and sweet flavors. These tomatoes are excellent for tomato sandwiches or slicing on a platter. Great old fashioned taste!

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

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

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; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds, Ferment seeds before storing
Open Pollinated (OP) Yes
Usage Fresh, slicing
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium (under one pound), Large (over one pound)
Seeds Per Pack 25