A Swiss heirloom and a Brandywine cousin, the depth of rich fruit flavor makes Organic Rose de Berne Tomato our favorite for sandwiches and, truly, everything else. Her soft, translucent pink skin rarely cracks, even on the largest of the 4 to 6-ounce tomatoes. Rose de Berne is pure abundance once she starts producing and some Late Blight tolerance offers extra weeks of harvest even when disease arrives. 25 seeds
Transplant Only: Don’t start too early! Sow indoors 2 seeds/cell & thin to 1, 1/8” deep 6-8 weeks before last frost on a heat mat at 80°F to emergence, 75°F after. Pot up to 3-4” pots when first true leaves, planting 3/4 of the stem. Harden off & transplant outdoors after frost 2.5’ apart, again burying stem. Prune lowest stem ‘suckers.’ Water soil, not leaves.
Sowing Date: Indoors early Spring
Seed Depth: 1/4 inch
Days to Germination: 7-10 days at 80°F
Days to Maturity: 75 days to fruit
Plant spacing after thinning: 2.5 feet