Its massive 12+ ounce fruits are beautiful, fading from yellow to orange to red and the marbling of colors inside is absolutely stunning. The reason we can’t live without Organic Gold Medal Tomato though is their flavor & surprising tolerance of Late and Early Blights.
And though it will be one of your last varieties to ripen, trust us: it’s worth the wait. Especially because Gold Medal is surprisingly tolerant of Late and Early Blight. We typically harvest fruits 6-8 weeks after the susceptible varieties have succumbed. Their soft, thin skin is remarkably crack-resistant, as well.
|25 Seeds||$3.95||In stock|
|50 Seeds||$6.80||In stock|
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Planting Method: Transplant Only
When to sow: 6-8 weeks before last frost
Seed Depth: 1/8 inch Days to Germination: 7-10 at 80°F (27°C)
Sowing and seedling care: Don’t start too early! Sow indoors 2 seeds/cell or soil block, & thin to 1. We recommend sowing on a heat mat at 80°F to emergence, 75°F after. Good light is essential: Younger, less stressed seedlings are healthier and more abundant than older, more stressed seedlings. Pot up to 3-4” pots when first true leaves, submerging 3/4 of the stem below soil.
When to transplant: Harden off & transplant outdoors after frost, again burying stem.
Strong 3′ trellis optional but helpful. Water soil, not leaves. Prune lowest stem “suckers” as they emerge.
Transplant Spacing: 2.5 feet Sun Needs: Full
Days to Harvest: 75