Sheboygan Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum

$4.45

Pkt(≈25 seeds)
80 days. Sheboygan is a juicy paste type tomato that produces an abundance of medium sized, 6 oz pink fruit. It has a complex, balanced taste characteristic of heirloom tomatoes. Great for sauce but, unlike most paste tomatoes, eaten fresh it is good too. Grown by Lithuanian immigrants near Sheboygan, WI since the early 1900s, it is listed in the Slow Food Ark of Taste. Indeterminate.

Start tomato seeds inside at least 6 weeks before last frost (around 4/1). Ideal temperature for germination is 85° (use a heating mat). Days to germination: 5-14. Once leaves appear, grow plants at 72°. Plant seedlings outside late May into fertile garden soil (with lots of compost or decomposed manure) at a spacing of 18” apart. Stake tomato plants. Tomatoes are susceptible to several fungal diseases (including Early and Late Blight and Verticillium Wilt). To prevent blight, keep foliage dry by 1) Pruning tomato plants to allow for good air circulation 2) Water with drip irrigation/soaker hoses. Crop rotation is also key to preventing tomato diseases. Ideally, plant tomato plants in a spot that has not had any Solanaceae crops (tomato, peppers, eggplant, potatoes) growing there for 4 years. Frequent watering will help to minimize cracking of tomatoes.