Tomato, Thorburn's Lemon Blush

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75 days.  Semi-determinate.  Sweet, lemon colored fruit is blushed in lovely salmon pink. There is something nourishing to the soul when growing an heirloom that was resurrected from near extinction! The Thorburn’s Lemon Blush tomato is a beefsteak from antiquity with such magnificent flavor it is a true wonder how it was lost for 107 years! It is thanks to Willliam Woys Weaver, legendary seed saver and heirloom expert, for saving and growing out this outstanding tomato. The variety was developed by Elbert Carman, a longtime editor of the Rural New Yorker Magazine, and first offered in the Thorburn’s catalog in 1893. It remained a favorite offering until 1912 when it was reselected and renamed Lemon Queen tomato. The variety fell into obscurity until Weaver received the seeds from a rare collection in New Jersey and decided to grow it out and offer it, exclusively through Baker Creek. This large, juicy tomato has tropical fruit notes and perfect acidity balance. It is nearly coreless, with firm juicy flesh and few seeds. A true testament to the resilience of heirlooms; be sure to add this incredible artifact to your personal seed bank and garden!

  • Full Sun
  • Sprouts in 7-14 Days
  • Ideal Temperature: 75-95 Degrees F
  • Seed Depth: 1/8 inch
  • Plant Spacing: 24"
  • Frost Hardy: No
  • Solanum lycopersicum

Growing Tips: Start indoors 6-10 weeks before last frost. Heat mat helps to warm soil and speed germination.

Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 25
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