Chalk’s Early Jewel Tomato
Sold as a single plant in a 3.5x5 inch pot
Indeterminate - Will need staking or a heavy duty cage.
Garden Planting - Plant 18 to 24 inches apart in rows 36 inches apart.
Container Planting – One tomato per 20x20 inch pot or 5 gallon bucket
Prolific production of small 6oz red tomatoes.
This one is a definite garden must have! This tomato is a heavy & early producer of amazing perfectly sweet tomatoes. Perfect for salads, sandwiches and slicing!
Here’s some history of this Jewel of a tomato by Truelove seeds:
Nice, small tomato with uniform redness and roundness. These round, red "jewels" ripen slightly on the early side, and produce well in clusters of three to five. James Chalk of Norristown, Pennsylvania developed this variety in 1899. According to William Woys Weaver from whom we got our original seed, Chalk crossed Hubbard's Curled Leaf and Perfection to create this variety. It was released by Moore & Simon of Philadelphia in 1900, and W. Atlee Burpee in 1904. It is now listed in the Slow Food Ark of Taste as an endangered and culturally important heirloom.