Tomato – Burpee’s Long Keeper

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A Burpee introduction in 1979, ‘ Long-Keeper’ is a must for winter storage. Staying fresh for 6-12 weeks or more, it provides fruits for fresh use during autumn and into winter. Skin is a golden orange-red when ripe.

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Tomato – Burpee’s Long Keeper

Tomato – Burpee’s Long Keeper. A Burpee introduction in 1979, ‘ Long-Keeper’ is a must for winter storage. Staying fresh for 6-12 weeks or more, it provides fruits for fresh use during autumn and into winter. Skin is a golden orange-red when ripe. Store fruits at 18-20 C, making sure that none touch each other.

Cultivation advice Tomato – Burpee’s Long Keeper

Sun: full sun

Height: 91-102 cm

Spread: 45.7 cm

Fruit Size: 170 g

Days to Maturity from Transplant: 78

Determinance : indeterminate

Uses: winter storage

  • Sow in spring 1/16 inch deep. Germination takes around 6-14 days at 65-75F.
  • Transplant the seedlings when large enough to handle into 3 inch pots. Grow on under cooler conditions and when about 8 inches tall, either plant in their growing position in the greenhouse or gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions and plant out 18 inches apart in a warm and sunny spot in moist, fertile well drained soil and keep watered.