You are buying Two 2 Live Mortgage Lifter Tomato Plants. These are not Mortgage Lifter Tomato Seeds. Two very nice, good sized plants, each 5"-7" tall - not leggy, not plugs, not seeds. Individually grown and shipped in 3.5" pots. The generous pot size offers you plants with a well-developed root system, giving you a head start to fruit. Puts out extremely heavy yields of big, low-acid pink fruits This huge heirloom beefsteak (1 ½- 2 ½ pounds) consistently wins taste-tests. Drought resistant, this tomato requires less water than many other varieties. Mortgage Lifter is an old fashioned huge tomato variety.
The Mortgage Lifter Tomato puts out extremely heavy yields of big, low-acid pink fruits. It has few seeds, and an extremely sweet, delicious flavor, combine that with its large, well- shaped fruits and you have a most popular heirloom tomato. This particular tomato variety is drought-tolerant, requiring less water than many other varieties of tomatoes.
The Heirloom 'Mortgage Lifter' large, pink, heavy fruits can weigh 1 ½ to 2 ½ pounds (some have reached up to 4 pounds). This huge heirloom beefsteak consistently wins taste-tests with its classic beefsteak taste.
As the story goes, a tomato farmer facing bankruptcy selected a tomato that produced so well, he was able to sell one crop of fruit and pay off the mortgage. Plant tomatoes 18-24 inches apart in a normal well-draining soil. When planting these and all other tomatoes, plant to a soil depth just beneath the first set of leaves. That first set of leaves (called cotyledon-which means the embryonic first leaves) will eventually fall off.
Roots will form along the buried stem, establishing a stronger root, thus a stronger plant. The plants will reach around 6 feet tall so staking or other supports are recommended to hold these large fruits off the ground. Fruits ripen about 85 days (from seeding), and will continue to produce well into the fall season.
Plants will be shipped priority mail. We will watch the weather to see if shipping to your area is viable. Temps in the 20's and low 30's aren't good for live plants. If you order, we will ship quickly or be in touch. Shipping to continental US only.