Seattle's Best

  • Sun: Full sun
  • Harvest Size: 4 to 6 ounces
  • Days to Harvest: 78
  • Plant Size: 6 to 8 feet
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate

Seattle’s Best of All tomato is a great resource for Pacific Northwest gardeners with cool, wet summers and where the growing season is short. This heirloom has nice, meaty red fruit with a mild taste. A good all purpose tomato.

Plant from spring (after the last frost) through early summer. If you buy early, you can keep plants on a sunny windowsill until the weather warms. To plant early, protect plants with a row cover.

Plant spacing: 36 inches apart in conventional rows, 24 to 30 inches in intensive gardens. Plants per person: 2 to 3.

Secrets to Success »

Plant deeply so that two-thirds of the plant is buried, stem and all. The buried stem will sprout roots, adding to the strength of the plant. Fertilize when planting and during the growing season with Bonnie Herb & Vegetable Plant Food, which plants love and is good for your soil.

Water regularly. Tomatoes need steady watering to develop to full size and to prevent cracking and blossom end rot. To keep the soil moist, mix compost into planting holes, and mulch around the plants after the soil warms. Watering with a soaker hose is best to keep the foliage dry. Wet leaves encourage disease.

Harvest and Use »

Pick these tomatoes when they are good and red for a vine-ripened flavor. Slice or quarter them on a plate, chop in a salad, or slice for a sandwich. Enjoy green ones as fried green tomatoes or in tart sauces.

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  • Sweet basil for tomato-and-basil salad or sandwich.
  • Parsley, rosemary, chives, and oregano for continental cuisine.
  • San Francisco Fog for another early, cool-weather tolerant variety.
  • Bush Early Girl (determinate) or Early Girl (indeterminate), which also do well in cooler climates.
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  • Roma for cooking and thick sauces.

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