Tomato - 506 (DET)
Approximately 250-380 seeds per gram.
A great Russian heirloom variety. A determinate variety that is both compact, and sturdy. Plant is a regular leaf type and produces abundant clusters of 2-4oz., bright-red, 40mm (3-5”), oval to round, juicy fruits. Fantastic flavorful tomatoes, perfect for cooler/shorter growing regions. Tomatoes mature fast and will produce early where shorter growing seasons prevail. Great for Canada and Northern United States.
Open pollinated-untreated seeds. Harvest fruit when they are the desired size, colour and firmness. In general, perfectly ripe tomatoes show deep color but still feel firm when gently squeezed. Tomatoes do continue to ripen after being picked. Gently grab and twist until the tomato pulls free from the stem, or use a pair of clippers. Cut stems close to fruits. Always store picked tomatoes at room temperature indoors, or in a shady place outside. Never refrigerate tomatoes, because temperatures below 12.8° C (55° F) cause flavor compounds to break down.