Valencia Heirloom Tomato
- 40 seeds
- Open Pollinated
- Distance between plants – 24-36”
- Distance between rows – 36”
- Full Sun
- Water every 2-3 days
- Days to maturity – 76 days
- Days to germination – 6-12 days
- Height – 3-5′
- Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Sow: Indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost 1/8’’ deep & transplant 2 weeks after last frost
Harvest: 76 days until last fruit is ripe
Round, smooth fruits average 8-10 oz. Their meaty interiors have few seeds. This midseason tomato is among the best for flavor and texture.
This is a round, smooth fruit with a brilliant orange appearance. Some say it is called “Valencia” because it looks like a Valencia orange, while others suspect it came from Valencia, Spain. It is hard to find and is a threatened variety, which is why we love to grow it. The tomato has an excellent and complex tomato taste, with a great balance of acid and sweet. It is meaty and rich with very few seeds. It has been described as bursting with flavor, rich and buttery as well as pineapple-like, sweet and refreshing.