Tomato Seeds - Blue Beech
- Seed Count: 10 per packet
- Maturity: Throughout the growing season
- Plant Type: Determinate (Bush)
- Plant Height: 2-3 feet
- Fruit Characteristics: Blue-green color, small, slightly flattened shape
- Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.0
- Temperature Range: 60 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit
- Preferred Growing Conditions: Full sun, well-drained soil
History: Blue Beech tomato is an heirloom variety distinguished by its unique blue-green color and rich, sweet flavor. This variety is known for its intriguing appearance and has been a favorite among gardeners looking for something different in their tomato crops. As an heirloom, Blue Beech tomatoes have been passed down through generations, preserving their distinct characteristics and flavors.
Uses: These tomatoes are versatile and can be used in a variety of culinary applications. They are excellent for snacking, adding to salads and sandwiches, and are also ideal for canning. Their sweet and rich flavor makes them perfect for creating flavorful sauces and salsas, adding a unique twist to traditional recipes.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Blue Beech tomatoes are a determinate variety, meaning they have a bush-like growth habit and are relatively compact, reaching a height of about 2-3 feet. They are heavy producers and yield a great number of fruits throughout the growing season. To grow, start seeds indoors a few weeks before the last frost date, planting them about 1/4 inch deep. Transplant outdoors after the danger of frost has passed, in a location with full sun and well-drained soil. Maintain a soil pH of 6.0 to 7.0 and keep the soil consistently moist to prevent common issues like blossom end rot and cracking. While they do not require extensive staking or pruning, some support is beneficial to hold the weight of the fruit. With proper care, Blue Beech tomatoes will provide a bountiful and unique addition to your garden.