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Delicious Tomato

Holds the world record for largest fruit

Delicious Tomato

Holds the world record for largest fruit

  • Huge, plump, meaty, bright red fruit
  • Perfect for slicing on sandwiches and burgers
  • Crack-resistant fruit stores for weeks
  • Indeterminate
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Product Description

This tomato that holds the world record for heaviest tomato, coming in at a whopping 7 lbs! Your own tomato plants may not beat the record, but with Tomato Delicious, you might come close! Each plump, meaty, bright red fruit will weigh well over a pound. And it's not called "Delicious" for nothing--it truly is flavorful, juicy, and absolutely delicious. Use its big slices between your hamburger buns, layer it in omelets and quiches, or roll it into wraps. These tomatoes will store for weeks on the countertop, and resists cracking. Indeterminate plants produce huge yields. 77 days to maturity.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Delicious'.
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Height: 4 - 6 feet. Indeterminate.
  • Spacing: 18 - 24 inches between plants, 3 - 5 feet between rows.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual.
  • Spread: 3 feet.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Depth: Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep. Transplant outdoors after any chance of frost is past. When transplanting, set the plant deep, up to the first true leaves, by digging a deep hole or trench. The stem will develop roots along its length.
  • Blooms: Summer
  • Germination: 8 - 10 days.
  • Days to Maturity: 77 days from transplant.
  • Yield: 100 lbs. per 100 foot row.
  • Fruit: Red, large, excellent flavor. Smooth, very little cracking. Almost solid meat with small seed cavity. Most over 1 pound, Many 2 - 3 lbs.
  • Soil Preference: Deep, rich, well-drained soil. pH 5.5-6.8.
  • Growth Rate: Will grow to full maturity and produce fruit in one growing season.
  • Pruning: Prune by cutting out suckers (auxillary shoots between the stems and the leaves) to produce larger fruit. Fruit also ripens earlier since the sun can reach it more easily.
  • Form: Vining. Indeterminate
  • Flowers: Yellow flowers.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 75 seeds per packet.
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating. Both male and female flowers are present on each plant.
  • Size: Most over 1 pound, Many 2 - 3 lbs.
  • Restricted States: AK
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zones All Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants
1A - 6B 9/14/18 - 10/26/18
7A - 10B 8/31/18 - 11/09/18
Last Order
Date
Zones 1-6: 10/22/2018
Zones 7-10: 11/5/2018

2018 Insects Shipping Schedule
    Zones     Lacewings, Lady Beetles &
Encapsulated Earthworms
Nematodes
1A 5/4/18 - 11/2/18 5/11/18 - 11/2/18
1B - 2A 5/11/18 - 11/2/18 5/11/18 - 11/2/18
2B - 3B 4/27/18 - 11/2/18 4/27/18 - 11/2/18
4A - 6A 4/13/18 - 11/2/18 4/13/18 - 11/2/18
6B - 7A 4/6/18 - 11/2/18 4/6/18 - 11/2/18
7B - 8B 3/9/18 - 11/2/18 3/9/18 - 11/2/18
9A - 10B 2/23/18 - 11/2/18 2/23/18 - 11/2/18
Last Order Date 10/29/2018 10/29/2018

Shipping Note:

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Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order—via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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