Tomato, Mortgage Lifter

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  • Regular price $3.25

Quick facts

  • Very popular and widely grown heirloom
  • Very large beefsteak
  • Old-fashioned green-shouldered tomato


Solanum lycopersicum

85 days, Indeterminate. Large, sweet, and extraordinarily popular, these tomatoes are easily 1 lb each. Named for the breeder who, after six years of breeding sold plant starts of this finished product for $1 each and paid off his $6000 dollar mortgage!  Very impressive heirloom tomato.

How to grow it:  

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


4-6 w.

6-9 d.





Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before average last frost date. Provide 7-10 hours of direct light each day. Thin to the strongest plant per pot. Transplant 24"-36" apart in full sun near a trellis. Ripe tomatoes are bright red.  Water tomatoes only at the base, not the foliage.


Seed specs: Packet size: 30 minimum