Organic Tomato (Golden Jubilee) Seeds
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Golden Jubilee is a cheerful golden orange Tomato. It has a sweet mild taste and a low acid content - ideal for people who can't tolerate the high acid content in other Tomato varieties.
Our Ecoseeds range is certified organic, non-GMO and open pollinated.
About Scorsby Dwarf Tomato (Solanaceae Lycopersicon lycopersicum)
Tomatoes are an edible fruit that is usually eaten as a vegetable. In Renaissance Europe Tomatoes were seen as exotic, and often called 'Love Apples'.
Golden Jubilee is an annual Tomato with low acid content. It is a high yielding Tomato with Golden globe-shaped fruit. The fruit is generally quite meaty, with a thick interior skin and few seeds. This indeterminate Tomato grows quite tall (about 1.8 metres tall) and requires staking.
Culinary Uses for Golden Jubilee Tomatoes
With is thicker skin and low seed content, Golden Jubilee is the ideal Tomato for slicing into a summer salad, juicing, or sauce-making.
Growing Conditions - Golden Jubilee Tomato Seedlings
As with any Tomato, Golden Jubilee needs a little bit of love and attention to thrive.
Tomatoes are best planted in full sun in rich, free draining soil. They prefer a sheltered spot and are not frost tolerant. Basil, Beans, Oregano, Parsley, Marigold, Garlic, Chives, Dill, Mint, Sage, and Thyme ,are good companion plants for Tomatoes. Avoid planting near Cabbage, Beets, Peas, Fennel, Dill, Rosemary, Cauliflower, Potatoes.
The golden rules to healthy, prolific Tomato plants are:
- Feed them regularly (tomatoes are 'gross feeders') - we love Morganics fertiliser
- Keep the branches off the ground
- Water the plant at the base not on the leaves (daily in hot weather)
- Ensure your Tomato plants have enough room and airflow to grow
- Don't plant them in the same spot two years in a row.
We recommend that you pinch out some of the lower laterals on your young Tomato plant, as this will ensure good airflow around your plant, and focus energy on fruit production, rather than green growth. If you prune off any laterals, avoid doing this while the plant is wet, as this can encourage fungal diseases.
Remember to check for (and treat) pests and diseases towards the end of summer. If you are growing Tomatoes in pots, remember that they will need more regular feeding and watering than an in-ground situation.
Climate and seasonal information - Golden Jubilee Tomatoes
You can grow Tomatoes across New Zealand in warm weather. You can begin raising Tomatoes in seed trays inside from August, or direct sow in spring, after the last threat of frost has passed. Tomatoes can be grown in warmer and cooler parts of New Zealand in the summer months.
Growing Instructions - Golden Jubilee Tomato Seeds
- Direct sow or transplant: Late spring - late summer
Spacing: 45 - 60 cm apart
Sowing depth: 6 - 8 mm (barely cover with soil)
Germination: 7 - 10 days
Keep soil moist but not soggy
- Harvest: 75 - 80 days