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Long Keeper

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About Long Keeper

Long Keeper (AKA Burpee’s Long Keeper) was introduced by Burpee in 1979. A perfect tomato variety for winter storage. This heirloom is best planted in early summer for late harvest. Hearty plant produces huge amounts of 6 oz., round fruits. Popular for it’s good taste and long storage ability. Because of slow-ripening qualities fruits become ripe 1-3 months after harvesting. If picked in late fall, after fruit reaches a pale pink blush, unblemished fruit that is stored without touching, at around 65 degrees, can last for 4 months. Light orange-red color when ripe, with pink flesh.

Culinary Use
Slicer
Flavor Profile
Acidic
Flesh Color
Pink
Fruit Color
Bi-Color
Fruit Shape
Round
Fruit Size
Medium
Leaf Type
Regular
Maturity
Mid-season
Plant Type
Semi-Determinate
Species
Solanum lycopersicum
Variety
Heirloom / Open Pollinated

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    longtimetrucker1@yahoo.com Subscriber

    i live in real hor dry, windy zone 9a all my tomatoes died in mid june due to over 100 degree weather. i want to start planting long keepers in fall because the weather here is 105 + in day time and 95+ at night. and here it is july. so when is the best fall time to set outdoor? we have indian summer thru december, snow and cold dont come til feb.

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    edward1953@aol.com Subscriber

    Try September for a holiday time harvest.

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