Harbinger Tomato

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Harbinger Tomato

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Solanum lycopercicum.

Harbinger Tomato

Indeterminate, regular leaf foliage. 

Annual, open-pollinated.

This variety was originally sourced from the Kingston Seed Sanctuary library: a seed library that was dedicated to growing drought tolerant varieties. Truly an inspiration to me, I was so excited to add this variety to my drought tolerant farm ventures. 

Harbinger is one of the oldest tomato varieties from England, introduced here in 1910.  These plants are extremely productive (it’s hard to believe how many tomatoes this variety yields)! Yields a small to medium size round red tomato with a classic heirloom taste. Quite hardy for the Outaouais climate. 

Tomatoes are naturally quite drought tolerant, and yields are better when grown in the ground because their root systems are adventurous and incredibly resilient.

Days to maturity: 65 from transplant.

minimum 25 seeds per pack.

Seed starting:

In our climate tomatoes like a head start - start seeds 6-8 weeks before the last frost (depending on your region). Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep, keeping the soil warm and moist. Once the first true leaves appear, plant up into plug trays. Plant outside in full sun once all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed. Mulch with straw or other organic matter! 

Tomatoes will do well staked.  

Companion plants: basil, nasturtium, carrots, calendula.