Originally developed in the 1930’s by a gardener who successfully grew and sold enough of this tomato variety to pay off his mortgage! Mortgage Lifter is a huge heirloom beefsteak that puts out heavy yields of low-acid, pink fruits that are a constant taste test winner.
Lycopersicon lycopersicum ‘Mortgage Lifter’
Height: 6 feet, Indeterminate
Spacing: 18 – 24 inches between plants, 3 – 5 feet between rows.
Depth:Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep. When transplanting, set the plant deep, up to the first true leaves, by digging a deep hole or digging a trench. The stem will develop roots along it’s length.
Light Required:Full Sun
Yield: 100 lbs. per 100 foot row.
Size: 1 Potted Plant
Fruit: Large meaty pink fruit with few seeds; Mild and smooth. Large, 16 – 24 oz. fruit.
Days To Maturity: 83 Days
Germination: 5 – 8 Days
Form: Vegetable, fruit, tomato, heirloom, open pollinated, indeterminate
Flower Form: Yellow flowers.
Soil Requirements: Loamy Soil
Growth Rate: Will grow to full maturity and produce fruit in one growing season.
Seed Count: Approximately 30 seeds per packet.
Pruning: Prune by cutting out suckers (auxillary shoots between the stems and the leaves) to produce larger fruit. Fruit also ripens earlier since the sun can reach it more easily.
Foliage: Green foliage.