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Pork Chop Pole Tomato Seeds

Pork Chop Pole Tomato Seeds

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Did you know that most yellow tomatoes are actually orange? Not this one! "Pork Chop" is a true yellow tomato with a delightfully sweet flavor sprinkled with notes of citrus. Bred by Wild Boar Farms, these slightly flattened beefsteaks weigh 8-12 oz. "Pork Chop" will start off yellow with green stripes that eventually turn a deep golden color. An absolute must grow.
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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Days to Maturity: 75 days from transplanting after last chance of spring frost.

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Andes

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Exposure: Full sun; at least 6 hours per day. Temperatures above 55°F at night are required for fruit set. Night temperatures above 75°F in the summer inhibit fruit set.

Plant Dimensions: Vines up to 6' or longer

Variety Info: 8-12 oz, yellow fruits streaked with stripes that start off green and turn a deep gold color. "Pork Chop" is an indeterminate type tomato.

Attributes: Frost Sensitive

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: For mild climates only: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting. Transplant when air temperature is 45°F or warmer, usually 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°-90°F.

Days to Emerge: 5-10 days

Seed Depth: 1/4"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"-36"

Row Spacing: 36"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"-36"

Growing Info

Harvesting: "Pork Chop" tomatoes are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when deep yellow in color and green stripes have turned gold and fruits have a slight give when gently squeezed. Tomatoes may also be picked at the "first blush" stage, when 50% of the tomatoes' color has begun to change, and ripened at room temperature without decreasing flavor or nutrition. Picking often and early increases yield, and decreases the risk of cracking and pest damage. Ripe fruit left on the vine during rain or watering is more susceptible to splitting. About 1 month before the average first fall frost, clip all blossoms and undersized fruit off the plant, signaling to the plant to ripen what's left. Pick any unripe fruit before frost, and store them indoors in a single layer away from direct sunlight to ripen.

Special Care: Do not mulch when weather is still cool; the roots of young plants need to be in soil that is warmed by the sun. When the weather warms up and plants are established, mulch to a depth of 2" or 3" with a material such as straw, leaves, or compost, to conserve moisture, reduce weed growth, and keep the roots warm. Place stakes or cages upon transplanting to avoid disturbing expanding roots later.