An heirloom variety from Ohio dating back to the1930's, although its name and shape suggests roots in the old Belgium ribbed tomatos. Plants produce large quantities of huge fruit; with some as large as five pounds (my personal best is 3.3 pounds). Tomatoes are very sweet, meaty, and turn dark pink when mature. A low-acidity tomato that is excellent for salads, sandwiches, and canning. The pink skin occurs as the result of clear skin over red flesh, while most red tomatos have a yellow skin over red flesh.
Indeterminate, Open-Pollinated, 85 days from transplant.
Sow seeds in full sun 1/8" deep one the temps reach 70 degrees in well drained soil. Add some peat moss & bonemeal to your soil.
Use "companion" plants to guard your tomatos from invasive garden pests! Plant basil, onions, chamomile, anise, geraniums, lemon balm and marigolds. These plants will help to keep those aphids in check! If you plant sunflowers away from your tomatos, the aphids will go there. Plant cosmos anywhere in your garden & the praying mantis will come and eat anything that moves! Yoou want to have bees, butterflies & birds in your garden for a good balance. Nature will take care of the pests, no chemicals!
Save some seeds to plant next year & have FREE plants forever!
Be sure to read my "Tips & Tricks for Growing Tomatoes" which is included with your seeds.