Halladay's Mortgage Lifter Tomato
- Open pollinated. 88 days from transplant. Heirloom. Indetermnate.
- Outstanding flavor and high yields distinguish this deep pink heirloom.
- Meaty tomatoes often are larger than 1 lb. and tend to be lightly seeded.
- Legend has it that during the depression a farmer paid off his mortgage and saved the family farm with his crop of Mortgage Lifter Tomatoes. This variety is also known as Radiator Charlie.
Planting Directions: Plant seed indoors 6-8 weeks before transplanting in spring. Sow seed 1/2” deep in sterile starting soil, maintaining a soil temperature of 65? to 95?. Germinates in 6-10 days if soil is kept at 85°. When seedlings are 10 days old replant (if using seedling trays) into 2” or 4” pots. Transplant outdoors when soil temperatures are at least 70? in well drained soil enriched with organic matter or a general purpose fertilizer. Space plants 2’ to 3’ apart. Avoid high levels of nitrogen in the soil as this promotes vegetative growth and reduces yields. Water regularly during growing season and reduce or withhold water when tomatoes begin to ripen.