Large, avg. 10-12 oz., mostly blemish-free, globe-shaped red fruit. They have full flavor – among the best – and ripen early for their size. Broad disease tolerance. Slightly earlier, larger, firmer, and with a somewhat taller plant than Jet Star. Arguably the best all-around “beefsteak” tomato for a home garden. Packet: 30 seeds. Days to Maturity or Bloom: 70 Disease Resistance: Alternaria Stem Canker Fusarium Wilt (Races 1 & 2) Gray Leaf Spot Nematodes Tobacco Mosaic Virus Verticillium Wilt GROWING SEEDLINGS: Don’t start too early! Root-bound, leggy plants that have open flowers or fruit when planted out may remain stunted and produce poorly. Sow in flats, 5-6 weeks before plants can be transplanted out after frost danger. Keep temperature of the starting mix at 75-90°F (24-32°C); tomato seeds germinate very slowly in cooler soil. When first true leaves develop, transplant into plug trays or 3-4″ pots for large, stocky 7-8 week transplants for earliest crops. Grow seedlings at 60-70°F (16-21°C). HARVEST AND STORAGE: Fully vine-ripen fruit. Store firm, ripe fruit 45-60°F (7-16°C) for 4-7 days.