Zapotec Pink Pleated - Beautiful and Productive Heirloom Tomato
This stunning tomato from Oaxaca, Mexico needs lots of heat, sun, and space, but it's worth it! Monstrous, indeterminate plants produce really high yields and BIG, delicious fruit! This variety is one of my top five tomatoes ever and I always regret the years I don't grow them. One plant produces enough to can up jars for winter use and the green tomatoes that don't ripen before the season ends are fantastic pickled or baked in the oven with olive oil, salt, and oregano.
'Zapotec Pink Pleated' is a late producer that needs the heat of summer to come on. For that reason I would not recommend it for the Northwest or gardens that do not receive full sun exposure. Container growing is not recommended.
Special Notes: Indeterminate. 80+ days. Gorgeous, ribbed fruit. Super productive plants. Requires tall, strong stakes. No less than 20 seed per packet.
Seed Starting and Growing: Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed.
About You Grow Girl Seeds:
All of the seeds that I sell were lovingly homegrown and harvested by me, small scale, in my urban garden using organic methods only -- no chemicals or pesticides whatsoever. Tomato varieties are isolated to stay true using the flower bagging method and I test for germination quality. I take special care in choosing varieties that I find unusual, interesting and fabulous, and/or especially suitable for growing in small space gardens.