Tomato (Pole) Mortgage Lifter – Item #1973


This old-timer produces one-pound, well-shaped, meaty tomatoes with few seeds. A story goes that the farmer sold so many plants that he was able to pay off his mortgage on his house. Perfect for slicing.

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Additional information

Weight .10 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1/4″ (6mm)

Plant Space: 18-36″ (46-91cm)

Row Space: 24-36″ (61-91cm)

Sprouts In: 7-15 days

Start seeds indoors six to eight weeks before the last spring frost and transplant in late spring after nights have warmed. Sow outdoors in climates with 120 or more frost-free days. Germinates best at 75˚F. Plant in a sunny spot. Feed every two weeks with high phosphorous fertilizer.

Bears fruit all summer on long, vigorous vines. Requires tall staking or cages.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Lycopersicon lycopersicum

Matures In: 80 days