Mikado Tomato

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Organic Mikado Tomato Seeds

Enormous pink American heirloom

Solanum lycopersicum
Very rare with exceptional flavor and reliability.
Originally released in 1886, Mikado yields 6" diameter fruit, many over a pound in weight. Lovely balanced flavor, deep pink-red color, sturdy vines.
Product ID# TO0529 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC , Grown in the Northeast

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Exclusive release! Seed for the original strain of Mikado (also known as Turner's Hybrid, though it's not a hybrid!) was acquired from a local tomato farmer in Salem County, New Jersey, in 1997. This is one of the rarest and perhaps most sought-after of all the American heirloom tomatoes and we are pleased to offer it here for the first time. Originally released in1886, this strain is mostly potato-leafed, although some regular-leafed types also occur, and yields 6-inch diameter fruit weighing as much as 1 1/2 to 2 pounds. Best for slicing- or county fair competitions!

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 5 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 85 days from transplant
Planting Depth ¼ inch
Spacing in Row 24 inches
Spacing Between Rows 42 inches
Height at Maturity 60 inches
Growing Instructions

Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, then transplant outdoors to indicated spacing after all threat of frost has passed. All tomatoes benefit from staking; indeterminate varieties require it. Prune tomatoes when they reach about 24" high and are starting to produce small suckers. Keep plants from coming into contact with the soil, and water at the roots as often as possible to prevent the spread of soil borne disease. When fruit begin to become fully ripe, harvest every couple of days for the highest quality fruit. At the end of the season, harvest any fruits that have begun to take on color to ripen indoors.