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Growing Tip No. 12

"When you plan your garden layout, make sure to allow room for tall plants in the back, away from shorter ones so they don't get shaded out."

 
 
 
Box Car Willie Tomato
sku: 1-1214a  

Box Car Willie is an old prolific heirloom variety and is the best producer of red, smooth 10-16 oz. fruits.

 
Shipping start date : 02-20-2017
Shipping end date : 5-23-2017
Planting recommendation : Warm Season last frost date
Type of Plant : Heirloom or Open Pollinated
Size of Fruit : Medium to Large
Time to Harvest : Mid Season
Size of Mature Plant : 18-24 diameter spacing
Growing Type : Indeterminate
Reg. Price:  $5.95
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Box Car Willie is an old prolific heirloom variety and is the best producer of red, smooth 10-16 oz. fruits. Don't be thrown by the name because you won't believe the incredible taste. Old fashioned, acidic flavor with high yields for an heirloom tomato makes this a great variety for an all purpose kitchen tomato. It is delicious sliced on a sandwich! 80 days.

Watch the video below for helpful tips on how to plant and care for your tomatoes


Growing Tomatoes requires a few basic things for success:

  • ·        Planting after your last frost date in Spring
  • ·        Good Soil, with enough room for each plant to grow, weed free
  • ·        6+ hours of sunlight
  • ·        At least 1” of rain per week or supplemental watering to achieve the same amount.
  • ·        Organic Vegetable Fertilizer blended for Tomatoes, with calcium included, used as directed.
  • ·        Strong Supports for the plants to grow on.
  • ·        Proper pH level from 5.5-6.2
  • ·        Daytime temperatures from 70-85, Nighttime temperatures 55-71 degrees for flowers to form fruit
Read more on our Learn to Grow page
 Average Rating:  5 Star Rating
5.0
 based on 2 Customer Reviews  
   Good Size And Taste, October 11, 2016  By Tammy 
These are absolutely huge. They are also pretty tasty. They aren't as prolific a producer as some of our other plants, but since they are so big, I guess we don't need as many of them. Great for slicing with a little sea salt and olive oil.
   Great for sandwiches, October 11, 2016  By Bill 
I've been planting this tomato for a couple of years and have found it great for sandwiches. Really tasty, full of meat and starts bearing when the early ones stop.

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