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  Tomato: White Wonder Beefsteak (500mg, 200 seeds)
Heirloom White Wonder Beefsteak Tomato Seeds | Grow White Wonder Beefsteak Tomatoes


 
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White Wonder Beefsteak tomatoes have yellowish-white flesh when mature and make a nice color contrast when served with red and orange varieties.

Maintains good texture and flavor even when large. Mild and sweet with high sugar content. Great for fresh eating and canning!


Average time to maturity: 90 days


Detailed planting instructions:

Tomatoes require a long growing season, and are best started indoors 6 weeks before the anticipated transplanting date (after the final frost of the spring). For best results, sow seeds ½" deep in a well-drained, starting mix. Seeds require warm soil between roughly 65-90 degrees F. Warmer soils will promote faster germination. Keep soil moist, but not soggy while awaiting germination. Moderate watering slightly once seedlings break through the soil.

Once the last frost has passed and temperatures do not drop below approximately 50 degrees F at night, you can begin to consider transplanting. Don't rush to transplant. Cold soil and air temperatures can stress plants. Wait at least a week or two after the last frost. When considering candidates for transplanting, look for sturdy, short, dark green plants. Avoid plants that are tall, leggy, or yellowish, or have started flowering. Transplants that are too mature often stall after transplanting while younger, smaller plants pass them by, producing earlier and more fruit.

Harden off plants before transplanting by reducing water and fertilizer, not by exposing to cold temperatures, which can stress them and stunt growth. Transplants exposed to cold temperatures (60 F to 65 F day and 50 F to 60 F night) are more prone to catfacing. This (misshapen, deformed fruit) is caused by incomplete pollination, usually due to cold weather. Don't rush to transplant until weather has stabilized and soil is warm.

Unlike most plants, tomatoes do better if planted deeper than they were grown in containers. Set them in the ground so that the soil level is just below the lowest leaves. Roots will form along the buried stem, establishing a stronger root system.

To reduce root disease risk, don't plant on soils that have recently grown tomatoes, potatoes, peppers or eggplant for at least two years.

Use black plastic mulch to warm soil and/or row covers, hot caps or other protection to keep plants warm early in the season. Remove covers whenever temperatures exceed 85 F.

HARVESTING

Fruit that is fully ripened on the vine has a much fuller flavor than fruits that are picked early and then allowed to ripen. Many cherry tomatoes, however, have a tendency to crack if they stay on the plant, so they should be picked at the peak of redness, or even a tad before.

Watch the bottoms carefully; that's where tomatoes start to ripen. Some varieties, primarily large heirloom types, ripen before they reach full color. Pick tomatoes when the skin still looks smooth and waxy, even if the top hasn't turned its mature color (whether red, purple, pink or golden yellow).

Cut off the top of the plant, or remove all new flower clusters about a month before the first expected frost. That way, you'll direct the plant's energy into ripening existing tomatoes rather than producing new ones that won't have time to mature.

When daytime fall temperatures are consistently below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, fruit will no longer ripen on the vine, so it is time to bring all mature green fruits indoors, either on the vine or off.


SAVING SEEDS

Saving tomato seeds is a fairly simple process. Every tomato seed is covered in a gelatinous sack which contains chemicals that inhibit seed germination. This prevents the seeds from sprouting whilst inside the tomato fruit. In nature the fruit drops from the plant and slowly rots away on the ground. This is the natural fermentation process and it is during this that the gelatinous sacks are destroyed. To save tomato seeds yourself you need to duplicate the fermentation process. This will not only remove the gelatinous sack but also kills any seed borne tomato diseases.

Firstly cut the tomato fruits across the middle and then squeeze the tomato seeds and the gel into a container, making sure that you label the container with the tomato variety. The container of tomato seeds then needs to be put to one side to ferment for about three days. During this time the container of seeds will smell horrible and will go moldy. When the mold has covered the top of the container add water and stir the mixture. The good seeds will sink to the bottom of the container and the mold and hollow seeds can then be poured off. Add more water and continue the progress until only clean seeds remain. You can also put the mold and seeds into a sieve and wash under running water until just the clean seeds remain.

Next spread out the seeds on a glass or ceramic plate to dry, which can take about 12 days, making sure that you label the plate with the tomato variety. The dried seeds can then be put into a labelled envelope. Saved seeds should store for 5 - 10 years if kept in the right conditions.

Features
  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage
  • Nutritional value: Contains vitamin A, C, and other nutrients.


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white wonder beefsteak tomatoes July 8, 2014
Reviewer: Elwin Clutter from Kalamazoo, MI United States  
love tomatoes.

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Tomato: White Wonder Beefsteak (500mg, 200 seeds) July 5, 2014
Reviewer: Kathy Burge from Rushville, OH United States  
I received the seeds very quickly, but I have not
planted the seeds yet this season.  I hope to use them in my garden spring 2015.

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Gorgeous tomato May 15, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Defiance, OH United States  
I was hesitant the first year on getting this as I wasn't sure how they would taste. Not only is the taste wonderful it's so appealing to the eye to have a mix of these, the cherokee purple and some regular tomatoes all mixed into salsa or just sliced up for eating.  I love the resealable packaging. We didn't plant the whole bag last year just in case we didn't like them. This year we planted the rest of the package and bought another.

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great May 9, 2014
Reviewer: richard goates from redding, CA United States  
I must say that I love My Patriot Supply!...everything in sealed envelopes!!

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Seeds April 25, 2014
Reviewer: Megan from Clifton Park, NY United States  
Have had great success with the seeds from my patriot supply

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