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Tomato 'Earl of Edgecombe'

Solanum lycopersicum

  • 4 plantings
  • 2 available for swap
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  • 6 stashed

Earl of Edgecombe is a popular variety of Tomato, which belongs to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Earl of Edgecombe'). 'Earl of Edgecombe' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar.

This heirloom from New Zealand is one of the best tasting full size orange tomatoes we’ve grown. The flavour is rich, sweet and tart all at once. The texture is smooth and meaty. Fruits are uniformly round, blemish free and resistant to cracking and blossom end rot.

This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Earl of Edgecombe is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

New Zealand is believed to be where Earl of Edgecombe originates from.

Earl of Edgecombe Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Earl of Edgecombe have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Earl of Edgecombe

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Earl of Edgecombe is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Earl of Edgecombe are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Ensure your soil is loamy and has a ph of between 5.5 and 7.5 as Tomato is a weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil loving plant.

Growing Earl of Edgecombe from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Earl of Edgecombe about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Earl of Edgecombe

Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Earl of Edgecombe is a tender plant.

Harvesting Earl of Edgecombe

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Tomato Earl of Edgecombe Etymology

Named after the seventh Earl of Edgecombe who brought the seeds to England from New Zealand.

Earl of Edgecombe folklore & trivia

Dating back to the seventh Earl of Edgecombe. When the 6th earl of Edgecombe died in the 1960’s, the next in line was a sheep farmer in New Zealand. When he returned to England to claim the title, this tomato travelled with him. The seeds were then made available through Dr. Carolyn Male in 1996.

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