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Product Description:

80-85 days. Come for the heirloom looks, stay for the exceptional performance and quality, Old German-like fruit! A beefy, beautiful, big, 4 inch, pleated tomato with sunset-colored skin and flesh. Buffalosun has a sweet flavor and smooth texture. Healthy, indeterminate vines are very productive and continue well after many others have succumbed, thanks to its late blight resistance. HR: F 1-3, V. IR: LB, TSWV 0. 
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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Laurel R.
So fat, a slow grower

I ordered 8 tomato plants, all with an early April delivery. 7 of the 8 plants are performing above expectations. This one is the only slow grower. I’m hoping that once the weather improves & warms up, it will do better

Kathleen D.
Great Tomatoe

I love this tomato. I have grown it for the last 3 years and will get it again next year. As described it puts on fruit long after the others.

Don M.

I live in Canada,so we have to start the seeds later and keep them in the greenhouse.Right now the plants ase about 10 in. tall and will be going in the garden next week

Jordan C.

I've struggled with the more beefsteak type varieties in SW Idaho but this guy was a CHAMP last year. One of the most flavorful orange/yellow type tomatoes I've ever had. You can expect the fruit to look similar to the picture, but mine also varied from to orangish/reddish middle and stripes, yet mostly yellow with an orange tinge. They say 4" in the description but don't be surprised if you get a good handful of 5 and 6 inchers. Will continue to grow these along with Hillbilles. Hilbillies being the only other tomato sort of similar in color and taste but an heirloom. that rival this guy.

Soil Temp for Germ 70-90°F
Seed Depth 1/4"
Days to Emergence 6-14
Soil Temp for Transp 55°F
Plant Spacing See below
Row Spacing 3-4'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 280-320
Seed Life 3 years

Lycopersicon lycopersicum The first ripe, juicy tomato of summer is a delicious milestone of the season for gardeners. Each year we test and evaluate more than 250 tomato varieties to bring you the most flavorful, best performing selections, for every desired use. An array of nutrients and antioxidants including the especially potent lycopene, found in its highest concentration in tomatoes, supports healthy eyesight, cardiovascular health, cancer-fighting capacity, and more.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

Determinate tomatoes: grow compactly, sprawling laterally, usually do not require staking, and fruit ripens over a short period of time
Indeterminate tomatoes: grow on long vines, generally require pruning to 1 or 2 leaders that need to be trellised
• Fertile, well-drained raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatoes are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• To prevent blossom end rot use a high calcium amendment
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; up-pot into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Determinates can be spaced 18-24 inches apart, indeterminates 24-36 inches apart
• Tomatoes can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when fully ripe, do not refrigerate for best flavor
• Green fruit should be ripened in a cool, dark area; make sure fruit are not touching

• HR indicates high resistance.
• IR indicates intermediate resistance.
• Aal | Alternaria Stem Canker
• AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
• B | Bacterial Wilt
• F* | Fusarium Wilt
• FOR | Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
• L | Gray Leaf Spot
• LB* | Late Blight
• LM* | Leaf Mold
• N | Roundworm | Nematode
• PL | Corky Root Rot
• PST | Bacterial Speck
• RK | Root-Knot
• TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
• ToANV* | Tomato Apex Necrotic Virus
• ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
• TSWV | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
• TYLCV | Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
• V* | Verticillium Wilt
* Numbers and letters indicate specific disease race.

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