Tomato Box Car Willie Heirloom Seed Packet - Ferry-Morse

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Box Car Willie is a great choice if you're looking for good old-fashioned flavor. This prolific heirloom is better than most of today's hybrids, and its round red fruits are 12-18 oz. The indeterminate vines produce excellent, crack-free, disease tolerant tomatoes with a sweet, yet tart flavor.

  • Flavor: Sweet yet tart old fashioned tomato flavor
  • Preparation Ideas: Perfect for canning, freezing, salsa, or slicing for sandwiches
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Fill Weight (grams): 0.2
  • Grows Best In: Full Sun
  • Days to Germination: 7-10 Days
  • Days to Maturity: 80 Days
  • Growth Type: Indeterminate
  • Planting Depth: .25"
  • Seed Spacing: 2.5'/2'
  • Tolerance: Cracking

Instructions: Start seed indoors in a sunny location 6 weeks prior to warm weather. Transplant outdoors in full sun when seedlings display 4-6 leaves and weather is warm. Seed can be sown directly into garden when soil is warm. Tomatoes cannot tolerate frost.

Suggestions: To keep fruit clean and easier to pick, support with stakes or cages. Tomatoes require at least an inch of water per week.