Tomato, Orange King (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Orange. 65 days. Det.
One of the best producers of early 4-6 oz, meaty orange globes. Blemish free and durable fruit form on bushes that are easy to cage. A really excellent variety for market and it has great sweet, fruity flavor. There are a few varieties with this same name but this Orange King was bred by Tim Peters of Peters Seed and Research in Oregon.
Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well-watered. Up pot seedlings into 4” pots once they have two true leaves. Transplant into the garden once danger of frost has passed.
Collect seeds from ripe fruit by squeezing into a jar and add 25% more water. Wait a few days for mold to form. When seeds sink and gel-sac is gone, stir, add water, then decant and rinse to clean. Dry thoroughly. Tomatoes are mostly self-pollinating; isolation is not usually needed for seeds to be true to type.