Oregon Springs Tomato

$3.50

  • Solanum lycopersicum
  • Seed Packet contains approx 60 seeds
  • Open Pollinated. Organically Grown

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Oregon Springs tomato

Oregon Springs tomato is a variety I can’t talk highly enough of due to its performance in our cool climate. It is a bush (determinate) tomato that sets fruit even during cool November/December periods and is easy to manage with a stake or two to support the weight of the fruit.

Produces large red round fruit by mid January most seasons.  One variety I will always grow each year.

Sow Start on a heat mat or indoors in late August, plant out after risk of frost and soils warmed (November cool climate). Can start earlier if planting in a hot house. 8 weeks from sowing to planting approx.

Spacing 50 to 70cm.

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Tomatoes on the Wiki

  • The wild ancestor of the tomato is native to western South America.
  • These wild versions were the size of peas. Aztecs and other peoples in Mesoamerica were the first to have domesticated the fruit and used in their cooking.
  • The Spanish first introduced tomatoes to Europe, where they became used in Spanish food.
  • In France, Italy and northern Europe, the tomato was initially grown as an ornamental plant. It was regarded with suspicion as a food because botanists recognized it as a nightshade, a relative of the poisonous belladonna.
  • This was exacerbated by the interaction of the tomato’s acidic juice with pewter plates.
  • The leaves and immature fruit contains tomatine, which in large quantities would be toxic. However, the ripe fruit contains no tomatine.
Dimensions14 × 1 × 8 cm
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