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Product Description:

75 days. Big, pink, globe-shaped fruit absolutely burst with juicy flavor that’s an intricate blend of sweet and acid. Add to that a strong disease package that includes high resistance to late blight, one of the devastating diseases for tomatoes, and you’ve got a new favorite. Indeterminate plants are productive and relatively early for such big, flavorful fruit. HR: LB, N, V.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Janet A.
Very productive and resistant to blight

We have grown these two years running, and plan to net year as well. They are the only large tomato that I grow now in Seattle, and we just put up 35 pounds of ripe tomatoes that we got from two plants! They have terrific resistance to late blight, which is already taking out some of my other tomatoes. I'm surprised they aren't more widely available in Seattle--the only place I have seen them is here. But I highly recommend for this region, if you are looking for a large slicing tomato with good flavor and meatiness.

Catherine R.
Like very much

We have grown this for two years now. Flavor is excellent, grows well for us in Eugene.

Paula D.
Damsel was very disease resistant

This tomato had a long season. The first round of fruit were huge!!!
As the season ended last of September still blooming and producing smaller tomatoes but really tasty for Ks.

Bernie B.
Damsel is OK, not great

Damsel is a pink tomato that for me was early and continues to be productive. Not especially large, but nice salad size. Pink like Momataro, but not as tasty. The fruit seems prone to splitting--even with just the tiniest amount of morning drizzle. We have not had significant rain in months and the plants get routine water. Still most fruit split after a morning with just the tiniest trace of rain. It's the only tomato I had that did that.

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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