Tomato Mortgage Lifter Seed Packet
Tomato Mortgage Lifter Seed Packet

Tomato Mortgage Lifter Seed Packet

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Indeterminate - Climbing
Lycopersicon esculentum
Tomato Mortgage Lifter

A very large beefsteak variety that was developed by ‘Radiator Charlie’ during the depression. The ‘mortgage lifter’ gained such a reputation that he was able to pay of his mortgage by selling the plants for $1 each. An indeterminate variety that needs staking, with large (up to 1.6 kg) pink-red fruit. 80 seeds.


Originates from the Andes and cultivated in Central America. Suppresses couch grass, high in vitamin C, companion to parsley. Prefers open sunny positions. Sensitive to frosts. Water in furrows rather than overhead to reduce disease, declines if waterlogged. Does well on light to heavy soils with good drainage and high organic and phosphorus. Sow anytime in frost free areas, can sow indoors 5 weeks before transplanting in cooler areas or after last frost. 250-400 seeds per gram.

Sowing Times:
Tropics: Feb-Aug
Subtropic: Aug-Apr
Mild: Aug-Dec
Cold/Frost: Sep-Dec

Seed Sowing
Plant space cm: 60-80
Row space cm: 100-120
Depth cm: 0.5
Best soil temp: 16-35 °C
Average days to maturity: 60-120

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