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Long Keeper

  • Variety
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Fruit Size
  • Culinary Use
  • Plant Type
  • Leaf Type
  • Flavor Profile

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.

Varieties
Heirloom / Open Pollinated
Fruit Colors
Pink / Red
Flesh Colors
Pink
Fruit Shapes
Oblate
Fruit Sizes
Medium
Fruit Weights
6 oz
Culinary Uses
Slicer
Maturities
Mid-season
Plant Types
Semi-Determinate
Leaves
Regular
Flavors
Acidic

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