Named after Boxcar Willie, the singer at the Grand Ole Opry, this tomato originates from New Jersey. It has oblong red fruit, about 12 ounces, is very prolific, and has an old fashioned acidic tomato flavor.
Minimum of 25 seeds per packet.
Planting Depth: 1/4 inch
Plant Spacing: 2-3 feet
Row Spacing: 3-4 feet
Start indoors 6 weeks before last danger of frost. Requires soil temperatures of 75‐85°F to germinate. Use of a heating mat is recommended. Transplant when all danger of frost has passed. Plant deep, removing all but the top leaves and planting all the available stem.
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I grew 20 of these great tomato's last year, started them and Brandywine together on March 20th in my greenhouse here in Colorado. I kept 4 each for my own use and gave away the rest to my siblings, the neighbors, other relatives and every one of them bragged about BoxCar Willie's the most. Huge production from everyone's plants, even folks that didn't take very good care of them. My four plants produced a huge amount of BoxCar Willie's. Ordering them again!
5 stars for service.
I purchases Tomato Seeds: Box car willie, Kentucky beefstake, etc. Quick service and excellent product, Boxcar Willie started slow but really turned out great, seems the July heat here in Florida slowed them down but they are great taste and firm.