Thorburn’s Terra-Cotta Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) We were gifted seeds for this one back in 2018 and finally began trials last season and again in 2023. In both years we found consistently productive plants with beautiful medium sized, uniquely orange-coloured fruits.First introduced in the 1890’s by the James M. Thorburn & Co. of New York, this semi-indeterminate variety is very flavourful and well worth the effort! Flesh is a very uniquely coloured orange-pink and slices quite decoratively in salads. A fabulous hardy heirloom with few blemishes.
75 days to maturity
25 seeds per packet $4.45
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. Transplant outdoors once day and night temperatures are consistently above 10 degrees Celsius.