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Packet: Seed size varies considerably, 0.08-0.16g (approximately 40-80 seeds, depending on variety, average 64 seeds) sows 100'.

Earl of Edgecombe TOMATO 0.16 g

Retail Price: $2.50

73 days. (Indeterminate) [Heirloom from New Zealand. When the 6th Earl of Edgecombe died in the 1960's, the heir to the title of 7th Earl was a relative in New Zealand who was a sheep farmer at the time. When he traveled to England to claim the title, he brought this tomato with him. Our seed source was Dr. Carolyn Male who found it the best of her extensive 1996 tomatoe trials. ] Fruits are attractive orange globes, typically borne in clusters of two or more. Uniformly ripening fruits are smooth and regular in shape, defect free, and notably resistant to cracking, blossom end rot, and fruit diseases. Vines are well branched, of medium length, and provide dense foliage cover for the developing fruits. Fruits have a smooth texture, they hold well, and are sweet and tangy, though somewhat inconsistent in flavor under our growing conditions. It seems to develop its best flavor in the northern tier of states. Pkt.
  • Catalog #: 49191

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