Abe Lincoln, ORGANIC

Solanum lycopersicum

An impressive name for an impressive tomato. Medium red fruits full of quintessential tomato flavor and meaty texture makes for an excellent sandwich slicer. Productive plants with good foliar disease resistance. Indeterminate.

The first bite of a friend's homegrown tomatoes is the clarion call to gardening for many people. The flavor is incomparable and it lingers in our memories through the long winter days. And so begins the epic journey of devotion that is growing tomatoes. Native to the dry highlands of Peru, these plants are rather sensitive to the growing conditions found in much of the US, requiring some extra vigilance by the grower to mitigate plant diseases. Generally, they prefer good air flow from sturdy trellising and low humidity, although there are many varieties that have been selected to perform well under different conditions. The plants are either determinate, or indeterminate. On determinate plants the fruits ripen at one time and don't necessarily need to be staked. Indeterminate plants continue growing until frost with fruit ripening until the plant dies. Nutrients: dietary fiber, vitamins A, C and K, potassium, manganese.
SizePrice QtyPurchase
0.15 grams - Packet $ 2.95
Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
80
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
°F Full Sun
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
1/4" N/A 50
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
18-24" 6-14 Annual
Tomatoes are frost-sensitive annuals that need full sun and evenly moist soil to thrive. Most varieties prefer caging, staking or trellising. Take care to water only the roots and soil, not the plant leaves to reduce risk of disease. Plant Seeds: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, planting 1/4" deep in 3-4" pots. Transplant after all danger of frost and when soil has warmed up, leaving 3' between rows and 18-24" between plants. When planting, sink plants very deep up to 12-18" deep, right up to the base of the first leaves. This will promote good root development. Soil Temp: 70-90 F. Days to Sprout: 6-14 days. Companions: asparagus, basil, bee balm, cabbage family, garlic, nasturtium, celery, parsley, onion, marigold. Antagonists: cabbage family, pole beans, dill, fennel, potato, corn. Seeds/Oz: 9,000. Average Yield/100' row: 150 lbs. Days to Harvest: 60-85 from date of transplant. Seed Viability: 4-7 years