Tomato Mortgage Lifter

Tomato Mortgage Lifter

Easy-to-care-for prolific plants, dark pink Mortgage Lifter Tomato provides more intensely flavorful fruit longer than others. This huge heirloom beefsteak (up to a whopping 4 pounds; average 1-2 ½ pounds) consistently wins taste-tests. Rich and meaty, with few seeds, Mortgage Lifter is fantastic for slicing, sandwiches and salsas. A vigorous variety that is known for its great yields of rich, sweet fruit. Indeterminate.

This adored heirloom was developed in the 1930’s by a gardener who planted the four biggest varieties he knew, and crossed one with pollen from the other three. He did this for six seasons and created a variety that produced immense, tasty fruit. He sold the plants for $1 a piece at 1,000 a year – and paid off his mortgage in six years

Available as a traditional tomato and also as a grafted Mighty ‘Mato, read more here.

 

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Solanum Mortgage Lifter

Common Name

Tomato

Bloom Color

Yellow

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

48-72″

Width

36″

Uses

Beds

Soil

Average, Rich

Water Needs

Average, Consistent

Plant Type

Edible, Vegetable