Oregon Spring Tomato
- Open pollinated. 60 day. Determinate.
- Large fruits, Oregon Spring is a compact plant.
- These full size, early tomatoes are fleshy, frequently seedless until late in the growing season, and exceptionally fine flavored.
- Enjoy their full flavored succulence in July.
- Oregon Spring is a favorite of Northwest gardeners who grow this variety as their first early tomato from seed every year.
- A cross between Russian Severianin and Starshot which is earlier than either parent. Bred and developed by Dr. James R. Baggett, it is a release from Oregon State University.
- Verticillium resistant.
- A Nichols Garden Nursery introduction.
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.