Organic Valencia Tomato Seeds
Grown and harvested in Ontario, organic Valencia Tomato seeds take 75 days to reach maturity. This indeterminate plant produces a slicer bursting with rich tomato flavour. It has that perfect mix of sweet and tart tomato taste. Brilliant glowing orange skin encases meaty tomato flesh and very few seeds. Approved for the ark of taste by slow food USA. An heirloom from Maine, exact origins are debated, this strain is rumored to have possibly originated in Spain.
Start tomatoes indoors 6-8 weeks before your frost-free date. Sow seed .5 cm deep and keep warm and moist. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days at 21-24 C. Move seedlings into 10 cm pots and give them a rich mix with lots of compost, or use a good organic growing medium. Keep soil on the dry side. Harden plants off before planting outdoors by exposing to outdoor conditions a few hours at a time for 2-3 days. This will toughen them up for life in the garden or field. When transplanting seedlings into the garden bury the stem so that are only 2 sets of leaves showing above the soil surface. The plant will root all along the buried stem creating a strong root system and healthy plants. Indeterminate varieties are best staked or trellised. Determinate varieties do not need staking.