Tomato, Ponderosa

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Quick facts

  • Low-acid tomato
  • Meaty texture
  • Classic heirloom slicer

Solanum lycospericum

Indeterminate.  Pink tomato with a nice flavor and meaty texture.  Large 1/4 oz. slicers with few seeds.

A bit of its story:  Also known as Pink Ponderosa and Henderson's Pondersa, this heirloom was introduced in 1981 by Peter Henderson who got it from his grandma Anne Ponderosa from Luxemborg in Le Mars, Iowa.

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. 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 pink/red. Suitable for container gardens.

Seed specs:  Packet size- 30 min.