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Kellogg’s Breakfast

The fruits of Kellogg’s Breakfast are a brilliant orange and have a tangy flavor. They are thin-skinned and meaty with very few seeds. This tomato variety is the favorite of many gardeners. An open-pollinated heirloom, it hails originally from West Virginia, but was acquired by a Michigan breeder named Darrell Kellogg. Plants must be properly trellised or staked as the fruits are very heavy and the vines alone cannot support them.

Size: Indeterminate vines grow very large unless pruned and produce several 1- to 2-pound, meaty fruits per vine.

Sunlight requirements: Full sun (A minimum of six to eight hours per day is ideal.)

Water requirements: A minimum of 1 inch of water per week is required for maximum growth. Water the root zone as needed, and keep foliage dry to deter foliar diseases. Proper mulching aids in prevention of blossom end rot, drought stress and other issues associated with fluctuations of soil-moisture levels.

Soil requirements: Well-drained soil rich in organic matter is best. Soils high in nitrogen will result in excessive foliage growth at the expense of good fruit production.

When to plant: Plant in spring after the danger of frost has passed and nights remain above 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Seeds should be started indoors under lights four to six weeks before transplanting outdoors.

Where to plant: Garden; containers (8-gallon minimum)

When to harvest: 80 days from transplant.

Product storage: Store at room temperature for best flavor.

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