Tomatoes - Organic

Beaverlodge 6806 Plum Tomato Organic

Beaverlodge 6806 Plum Tomato Organic

TM960

55 days. Beaverlodge Series
We were so impressed by everything about these tomatoes at our trials, that we saved the seed and spent a few seasons building our inventory in order to share it with you. Not only were they two of the earliest maturing varieties, but the plants were so loaded with tomatoes that there seemed to be more fruit than leaves! What's more, these extremely compact, determinate plants tend to creep rather than grow tall and would be perfect in a hanging basket or patio container. Did we mention how rich and balanced the flavor is, especially for an early type? Truly a great combination of earliness, size, productivity, and quality. Bred at the Beaverlodge Research Center in Alberta Canada. (2 1/2 inch long, plum shaped fruit)
Also available as a plant.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 35-40 seeds per 1/8 gram.
  • TM960/L
  • 1/8 gram Organic
  • $3.95

  • TM960/M
  • 1 gram Organic
  • $9.85

  • TM960/N
  • 1/4 oz Organic
  • $22.50
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthSoil Temp. for Trans.Plant SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per 1/8 gramFertilizer Needs
70-90°F6-141/4"55°FSee below3-4'80%3 years≈ 35-40High


Lycopersicon lycopersicum The first ripe, juicy tomato of summer is a delicious milestone of the season for gardeners. Each year we test and evaluate more than 250 tomato varieties to bring you the most flavorful, best performing selections, for every desired use. An array of nutrients and antioxidants including the especially potent lycopene, found in its highest concentration in tomatoes, supports healthy eyesight, cardiovascular health, cancer-fighting capacity, and more.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

Culture
Determinate tomatoes: grow compactly, sprawling laterally, usually do not require staking, and fruit ripens over a short period of time
Indeterminate tomatoes: grow on long vines, generally require pruning to 1 or 2 leaders that need to be trellised
• Fertile, well drained, raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatoes are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• To prevent blossom end rot use a high calcuim amendment
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

Transplanting
• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; up-pot into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Determinates can be spaced 18-24 inches apart, indeterminates 24-36 inches apart
• Tomatoes can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when fully ripe, do not refrigerate for best flavor
• Green fruit should be ripened in a cool, dark area; make sure fruit are not touching

KEY TO TOMATO DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
B | Bacterial Wilt
F* | Fusarium Wilt
FOR | Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
L | Gray Leaf Spot
LB | Late Blight
LM | Leaf Mold
N | Roundworm | Nematode
PL | Corky Root Rot
PM | Powdery Mildew
PST | Bacterial Speck
RK | Root-Knot
TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
TSWV | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
TYLCV | Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
V | Verticillium Wilt
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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Wow! Excellent patio plant with LOTS of fruit!
Aug 9, 2013  |  By Kathryn Wilson
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I planted 5-6 varieties of tomatoes this year, mostly from seed in early March and then transplanted into raised beds between mid-to-late April in Western Washington. The Beaver Lodge was planted in a large plastic half-wine barrel size container on the concrete patio (with some carrot seeds near the perimeter of the barrel): about 9-10 hours of full sun per day. For soil, I used TAGRO (which is made from environmentally safe biosolid byproducts).. I also added some worm compost and organic fertilizers. I staked the plant with one section of stacking tomato ladder from Gardener's Supply. At first I was worried that the plant wasn't doing well as the leaves would all curl (when my other plants did not) which I guessed to mean I was under-watering it. Since we have little rain here in the summer, I chose to water it well almost daily and fertilize it with a variety of organic fertilizers every two months. The leaves still remain somewhat curled, and the plant never grew taller than three feet, but WOW, the tomatoes!. It is early August, and I have just harvested several ripe roma-sized tomatoes with more than 120 more still ripening on the vines which have cascaded over the sides of the barrel. It (along with a Sungold or Sun Sugar cherry tomato which I had transplanted a couple of weeks earlier than the Beaver Lodge) is one of the first tomatoes to ripen You can barely see the leaves for all the fruit. In addition to the quantity, the taste is wonderful as well. I live in Zone 8. Will definitely grow this one again.
Don't plant in the South
Jul 1, 2012  |  By Gabe
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Compact plants with lots of small tomatoes. Very little foilage and an early heat wave means we're losing most of the fruit to sunscald. Should be great if you will be harvesting in cooler temps/