You are buying two 2 Live Caspian Pink Tomato Plants. These are not Caspian Pink 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. An heirloom pink tomato from Russia's Caspian sea region Tolerates cooler climates, making it perfect for northern gardeners Rivals the Brandywine Pink tomato in size and flavor
The Caspian Pink tomato is an heirloom tomato that originated in Russia's Black Sea region from the Azerbaijan area on the western shores of the Caspian sea. It is arguably the best tasting and best known Russian tomato in the world. With its heritage, the Caspian Pink tomato thrives under cooler growing conditions and is a perfect match for growers in the north, though it serves well as a mid-season tomato for any grower in the zones 3-14.
This variety yields large, beefsteak style fruits that average 12 ounces- with some reported up to 2 pounds. It has been referred to as the "Queen of Pinks," because of its large size, good flavor, and massive weight. Caspian Pink tomatoes popularity is comparable to Brandywine Pinks with their similar size and tastes, and many tomato connoisseurs argue as to which heirloom has the better taste. The fruits are mild yet sweet in flavor, making the juicy Caspian the perfect choice for garnishes and sandwiches.
And as always the pink variety of tomatoes are naturally lower in acidity, making it a great choice for people with acidity tolerance issues. Place plants 18-30 inches apart in a part to full sun location with normal soil and adequate drainage. 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. These tomato plants grow 3 ½ to 4 ½ feet tall and require staking to support the heavy fruits. Expect to harvest 75-85 days from transplanting. Caspian tomatoes will produce a sufficient harvest 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.