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Product Description:

75 days. A superstar in the garden, this early ripening slicer produces superior quality, extra-large, red fruit with a delicious, juicy flavor. Determinate plants set very heavy harvests and keep producing. Expect only excellence from Emmylou, as the plants perform well even in low-input conditions. HR: F 1-2, TYLCV. IR: TSWV.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Late bloomer!

Ordered these as they were advertised as "early ripening", mine did not get going until September! Ordered the plant and grew it on in sunshine until our temp made it safe to plant out (mid June), was big healthy start size, yet did not grow very big even though planted in full Sun here in Portland Or. Plants stayed about mid thigh height. Fruit did not develop until very end of summer with slow ripening. My community garden neighbor also had these same plants from Territorial and hers were not ripening in October! Bummed as I was looking forward to these being "early ripeners". Will not repeat order for 2024.

Sorry to hear Emmylou didn't ripen early for you. At Territorial our products are backed by our full guarantee. We want you, our customers, to be 100% satisfied with the seed, plants and supplies that you purchase from us. If anything you buy from Territorial proves to be unsatisfactory, we will either replace the item (if available) or refund the purchase price, whichever you prefer (for up to 1 year from purchase). Contact our customer service (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Pacific Time) at either 800-626-0866 or

Lisa C.M.
Survived the terrible heat, produced well

I have a corner lot that has sidewalk around it on 3 sides, very warm, so when the terrible heat struck Seattle in summer 2022, I wrapped a light row cover around frames to protect my tomatoes from the glaring sun, mulched them well with compost, and gave them lots of water and organic fertilizer. I still lost my Brandywine and the Old German to blossom rot and blossom drop, but the Emmy Lou did very well. It also survived a cold snap in the spring the year before (2021) when I planted it out too early -- apparently can take a wide range of temperatures. You have to patient -- it takes a while to ripen and the tomatoes are best if picked when they are almost ready to split. If you give it time it has lovely flavor. Picked too early it's a little bland.

Diana S.
Good producer in spite of the heat

I grew a couple of plants and they both produced well which is amazing considering the two horrible heave waves we experienced in south eastern Washington. The fruits were medium size and none of them split. I would definitely plant these again!

kathryn k.

Our plant produced the biggest most beautiful tomatoes we have ever grown!
And delicious too. Definitely will be growing this every year!

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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