Charlie Chaplin Tomato Seeds - (Lycopersicon lycopersicum)
- Seed Count::
- Approx 25 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 75 - 78 days
- Days to Germination:
- 5-7 days @ 75-95F
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Plant Spacing:
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Charlie Chaplin Tomato - Not Just For Hollywood Legends
A very unique, interesting and personable tomato, much like the famed silent actor himself! Fruit has exceptional old-fashioned rich heirloom tomato taste with 4 - 10 oz ruffled to deeply-lobed fruit that range from almost round and slightly flattened to elongated and pear-shaped.
Plants are a lower-growing bushy type that like to spread out a bit, but will still need trellising. Grows to about 4 - 5'.
The mature fruit are almost hollow, making a great stuffing tomato for an entree, use as a centerpiece on a serving or relish tray or slice them into decorative rings to grab your guests attention and taste-buds.
Tomatoes were grown as a crop in Mexico and Peru in pre-Columbian times, but the early history of domestication is not well known (most likely in Mexico). In Europe, tomatoes were grown as ornamentals (thought to be poisonous) and became popular as a food only in the 18th century.
Raw or cooked the tomato is one of the most widely used and versatile foods from your garden. Use fresh in salads, sandwiches, and salsas. Cooked in sauces and stews. Can be stuffed, dried, puree, paste or powdered. The uses are endless!
Tomatoes suffer more transplant shock than other vegetables, but you can minimize this by hardening them off for a week or two first. This means setting them outdoors in their pots in a protected place so that they get some warm sun, a little gentle wind, and even some cool (not freezing) nights. This will help them adjust to some of the stresses of real life before having their roots transplanted into the ground.
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