NZH Tomatoes are native to Central and South America. Mexicans being the first to domesticate and use the tomato in culinary pursuits, the Spanish took the tomato out into world after colonization. This tomato is an older variety first found in New Zealand in 1945 at the Carlton Seed Shop which was located on K Road in Auckland. A beefsteak type, with excellent flavour and good for slicing or in salads. A heavy cropper with good disease resistance. Indeterminate type can grow to 2m high.
Sow in August into trays in a glasshouse. Keep soil temp above 18°C for ideal germination. Prick out when true leaves appear to 4cm diagonal spacing. Pot on to small pots to further develop roots. Transplant after last frost to 40cm diagonal spacing into fertile ground in direct sun. Stake and de-lateral as needed.