70-80 days. The tale behind this variety, is that a UN soldier was gifted seed by an elder Kosovo citizen to safeguard this heirloom. It was named in honor of the war torn city. The tomato itself is a deep pink oxheart and has given me the first tomatoes of the season often weighing over 1.5 lbs. Trust me, it went into the first of many cuke-tomato sandwiches of the year. Great canned, fresh, grilled cheese sandwiches or made into paste/sauce. With the near 1 kg sized fruits, you better use strong stakes to keep the bounty off the ground.
- Seed Count: 20-25
- Collection Date: Sept 2019
- Hardiness Zone: annual
- Height and Width: indeterminate
- Germination test type: hand sort/actual
How to germinate Kosovo tomato seeds:
Sow 5 mm deep. Keep moist; clear plastic cover improves success. Opt. germ temp: 25-28 C. Days to germ: 5-10. Warm moist medium (25-28C) best when sowing. Mist in for good medium contact= jump starts sprouting. Watering? ALWAYS use warm 25-28C water, keeps root mitochondria happy & vigorous. A plant is only as good as its roots. Give strong indirect light. At 3rd true leaf, transplant into separate containers. Amend medium with rock phosphate, Gaia Green 4-4-4, & greensand. Weekly amend water with 1 tbsp soluble kelp powder & 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses per 5 gal. Blossom end rot=calcium deficiency. Mulch retains moisture. Never use cold water.