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.
First harvest expected23 weeks after planting
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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...Read more
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...Read more
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Island Bay tomato is a variety of heirloom tomato