Tomato - Box Car Willie (IND)
Approximately 240 seeds per gram.
Box Car Willie is an opened pollinated, indeterminate tomato variety that originates New Jersey. It is a regular-leaf tomato with vines that can reach 1.5-1.8 m (5-6’) tall. Staking, pruning and tying will be required to keep this high yielding plant maintained. Box Car Willie produces heavy yields of medium sized red tomatoes that are extremely juicy, and have that good, old fashioned tomato flavor. A very good all season tomato that produces well until frost. Perfect for canning, freezing, sauces, salads, sandwiches, slicing, and making tomato juice.
Open pollinated-untreated seeds. Harvest fruit when they are the desired size, color 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.