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Mark A. Miller
LYCOPERSICON esculentum 'Georgia Streak'
Georgia Streak Tomato, Tomato
Probably the most popular garden vegetables grown, tomatoes come in all shapes, colors and sizes and make our summers a little brighter and sweeter. Originating in its namesake state, the heirloom cultivar ‘Georgia Streak’ has golden yellow, red-tinged skin and sweet, flavorful, red-streaked flesh.
The garden tomato is a short-lived tender perennial vine that is usually grown as an annual crop. Its compound leaves are medium green, hairy, have a strong fragrance and are not to be eaten. The large, 2 pound, beefsteak tomatoes of 'Georgia Streak' develop when days and nights are warm and can usually be harvested 90 days after germination.
Although its shoots can be pinched back regularly to promote bushier growth, this indeterminate heirloom tomato will produce the most fruit if left left to grow to its full size — but that also requires work! Unpinched plants require staking, trellising, or cages, and more general maintenance.
Heat-loving and easy to grow, tomatoes require full sun and perfectly drained, slightly acidic, rich garden loam. It is important to feed and water them regularly for best fruit production, though heavy rain can cause mature fruits to crack on the vine. Blossom end rot is a common fruit defect caused by a deficiency in the essential micro-nutrient calcium, which is another reason to feed your tomato plants well!
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