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Homestead Tomato (25 seeds) (TM115) $1.75

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Homestead Tomato

         
 
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Semi-determinate, 80-83 days. Developed in the 1950's for growers in the Florida and the southern states, this tomato is wilt resistant and productive. At one time this was a very popular shipping variety. Firm, tasty flesh.
 
Homestead Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

83.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cookinmom
Location:
Saint George, GA, United States
Date:
June 11, 2015
          5.0
 
New Favorite
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor and productivity

What are the cons? None

Review:

I got tired of planting the "most popular" tomatoes and never getting to eat them. This is the first year I've grown Homestead and I am hooked. One tomatoe is perfect for a tomatoe/mayo sandwich. The flesh is firm, not watery, so you get a lot of tomato. And, they're producing like crazy, even in our hot humid weather with very low rainfall. I've had to water the rest of the garden, but not these tomatoes! I'm using a deep mulch method and they seem to be happy with it. The plants are so strong and healthy they have lifted their supports right off the ground and are leaning on each other, but still setting fruit in the heat, and ripening daily. I've seen no problem with wilt, rot, or any other diseases. Fruitworms came by earlier in the year, but wasps took care of them. This is a great tomato for the deep south!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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24 out of 26 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ozark Hillbilly
Location:
Cherokee Village, AR
Date:
November 28, 2014
          5.0
 
High Yields in Heat
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? High Yield in Heat

What are the cons? Tomato Size Ranges

Review:

Most productive and longest living tomato I've ever grown! Produced great in: hot humid weather, poor rocky soil, morning and evening shade, summer heat only slightly slowed production, and still producing into October. Out produced and out lived 3 other tomato types this year. It's the perfect medium size tomato from June-August. In nearly 100 degree weather in August tomato size becomes small, and remains small until frost in October, while other types of tomatoes completely died out.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
bambi
Location:
Fayetteville, GA
Date:
July 23, 2013
          4.0
 
Homestead Tomato
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, quality

What are the cons? Not very blight resistant

Review:

Homestead was the only tomato I grew this year that the fruit didn't split from all the rain we have had. Like just about all of my tomatoes it is almost leafless due to blight. I will definitely grow it again next year. Great taste too.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
springflower39
Location:
Gaithersburg, MD
Date:
July 4, 2013
          4.0
 
My heirloom homestead plant.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, but...

What are the cons? They are wilting in the sun.

Review:

I really only have one problem with my homestead tomato plant. If it see's the sun, it starts to wilt...lol. I leave it out in the sun for at least 2 or 3 hours. The morning sun. Then I have to move them into the shade for a few hours, until the sun moves up high. Then I put them back in the sun until the next morning. I don't know why they wilt. the plant is only 8 weeks old and about 41/2 foot tall and look really healthy. I just don't know why they are wilting.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Earleybird1
Date:
December 27, 2011
          5.0
 
Hardy, heavy feeder, light acidity, sweet
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

I personally don't like the sweet tomatoes like this one but it did everything the other reviewer said. I actually like the acidy old time flavor that makes your mouth get sore from eating to many!! :) Grows nice large ones until the heat sets in. When I started watering with rain water and fertilized with compost tea they jumped back into production. They tend to get curled leaves but don't seem to have a problem with it. Companion planted with carrots so that may have been the feeding problem.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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