Heirloom Vegetable and Herb Seeds for the Backyard Gardener

Tomato - Long Tom


Tomato – Long Tom

Solanum lycopersicum

Long Tom is typically a paste tomato, yet the sweet flavour and firm texture means it is equally suitable for sauces and salads. It has a relatively low seed count.

Sow 6mm deep; Plant spacing at 40-60cm apart; Germination period between 6-12 days; Soil temperatures between 16˚C and 35˚C; Harvest time approx. 8-17 weeks.

Long Tom tomatoes are of the indeterminate type.  They are best supported with stakes or else will sprawl across the garden. Tomatoes need a long growing season and are best started indoors in seed trays 6 to 8 weeks before planting out. They require full sun, well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter. Tomatoes perform best with consistent watering.

Seed quantity - 20