Powers Heirloom Tomato
Seed Savers Exchange member Bruce McAllister of Freedom, Indiana first offered this seed in the 1990 yearbook. His seed originated in Scott County, Virginia over 100 years ago.
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Store your tomatoes at room temperature. The flavor and texture of tomatoes suffer when the fruit is chilled.
Heirloom tomatoes are bred for their flavor and simple preparation best allows that intense flavor to shine through. Tomatoes can be sliced and drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper or layer slices with basil and mozzarella for a Caprese salad.
Roasted tomatoes have a richer, concentrated flavor.
There are hundreds of salsa recipes to try and most are dramatically improved with the use of heirloom tomatoes. Tomatoes are also the main ingredient in Gazpacho, a cold soup that is perfect for summer.
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
- Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 7-14 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
- Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Ratings & Reviews
Great Low-Acid Variety
I'm quite fond of this tomato. The fruits seem to be lower than average in acid; and have a very nice flavor. The plants are quite productive for me in Michigan; and have a crazy, all-over-the-place growth habit. Keeping them tied up or trained on a trellis can be a challenge; but if you don't mind a bit of a tangle, the reward is worth it. I have successfully used this variety for low-acid ketchup, as well as fresh and cooked in soups.