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Island Bay Tomato

Island Bay Tomato has been planted 1 time by Growstuff members.

New Zealand heritage heirloom. from Island Bay in Wellington Indeterminate. An outstanding, large, even-sized, very red tomato with very full flavour. Great for both eating and processing. Very healthy bushes. Plant into trays late September and prick out when first leaves appear at 3 cm diagonal spacing. Handle touching the leaves only. When leaves touch, transplant into 10 cm deep pots or trays to 10 cm diagonal spacing. When 10-15 cm high transplant into garden 50 cm spacings in rows. Two rows per 1m wide bed. Needs staking.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

30 weeks

First harvest expected

23 weeks after planting

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Island bay tomato crops

Island bay tomato plantings

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Island bay tomato harvests

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Island bay tomato seeds

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What people are saying about Island Bay tomatoes

Tomato relish from local heirlooms

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The [Island Bay tomato](crop) plants have been finally turning red. I only got 5 seeds last year, and these sprouted into three plants. - which are now giving huge fruit. I made some tomato sauce out of these. They're great raw but they are definitely good for sauce too. I used the "fast/slow...

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Three Rare heirlooms - Island bay tomatoes

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I'm growing a precious heirloom. The Island Bay tomatoes have a tale behind their journey to me. Some of the first Italian immigrants to this country settled in nearby Island Bay. They'd concluded the tomatoes available in Aotearoa were not the tomatoes they knew and remembered from Italy. At...

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How to grow Island Bay tomatoes

Grown for: fruit (7)


Island Bay tomato is a variety of heirloom tomato

Scientific names

None known.

Alternate names

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