Tomato - Crimson Sprinter (SD)
Approximately 250-380 seeds per gram.
The Crimson Sprinter Tomato is a beautiful Canadian heirloom that was bred by Professor T. Graham at the Ontario Agricultural College. They are so named after ‘sprinting ice skaters’ and their speedy performance in cooler weather. An early maturing tomato that contains high lycopene content. The semi-determinate vines can reach between 91-152 cm (3 -5’) tall. Some staking and pruning is recommended for the Crimson Sprinter. Plants provide great yields of medium-sized slicer tomatoes that are brilliant red, ranging 140-200 g (5 - 7 oz) each.
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.