Manitoba Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) The Manitoba heirloom tomato was first released for sale in 1956. Developed at the Manitoba Research Station in Morden, MB, this vigorous determinate plant thrives in cool, short seasoned climates. An early producer with excellent yields of medium-large bright red fruits. Many of our family members have grown this tomato to maturity in under 60 days. ‘Grandpa Earl’ swore it was the ‘best in the west’ in terms of its disease resistance to Fusarium and Verticillium Wilt. A great tomato for slicing or preserving.
65 days to maturity
25 seeds per packet $3.50
Planting Instructions: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow 1/4 inch deep and keep soil warm. Transplant into 1 inch cells or 2 inch pots at 1-2 leaf stage. Staking tomatoes (indeterminate) should be transplanted into 3-4 inch pots. Harden off plants for 4-5 days after risk of frost has passed, then transport outdoors.