Neptune Tomato (Organic)

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  • Regular price $3.25


Quick facts

  • Heat tolerant
  • Great for sandwiches and hamburgers
  • Mid-season tomato

 

Solanum lycopersicum

70 days, Determinate. What a harvest!  These are the best tomatoes for hamburgers!  This mid-season tomato was specifically bred in Florida to be heat-tolerant and did great in our hot and arid field. Crack resistant and disease resistant, tasty fruits grow in clusters of 2-4 fruit and are blemish free and perfect for a market or home garden.  Resistant to bacterial wilt.  

A bit of its story:

Developed in 1999 by Dr. J. W. Scott at the U. of Florida and first released to Southern Exposure Seed.  This tomato is part of our heat tolerant tomato package.

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant

Sun

Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing

65-85

4-6 w.

6-9 d.

No

Full

1/8”

24”/36”

Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before average last frost date. Plant seeds in sterile potting soil and provide 7-10 hours of direct light each day. Thin to the strongest plant per pot. Transplant 24"-36" apart in full sun, benefits from trellising. Harvest tomatoes at full red. Suitable for container gardens.  'Neptune' benefits from some organic fertilizer application, such as fish emulsion.

Seed specs:  Packet size- 30 min.