Heirloom 'Mortgage Lifter' produces large, pink, heavy fruits weighing 1 1/2 to 2 pounds. They have classic beefsteak Tomato taste on indeterminate vines. We offer this delicious heirloom variety grafted onto a vigorous, disease-resistant rootstock to make it both more productive and more resistant to soil-borne pests and diseases. Fruits ripen about 85 days from transplant. Grafted Tomatoes should be planted at soil level so that the graft line, indicated by green tie tape, remains above ground.
The practice of grafting, used in orchards and vineyards for thousands of years, creates the best of two worlds: a vigorous rootstock is fused to the top part of another plant valued for its fruit or flowers. By marrying a vigorous, disease-resistant rootstock to flavorful varieties, this ancient horticultural technique makes heirloom Tomatoes both more productive and more resistant to soil-borne pests and diseases.
Our stocky seedlings are grown and shipped in 3in pots that are a full 4in deep, so the plants you receive have strong, well-developed root systems. For more information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.
SHIPPING GUIDELINES FOR STARTS - Hardiness Zone 7-9: shipping starts late April. Zone 6: shipping starts early May. Zones 1-5: shipping starts mid-May.
Please Note: These shipping guidelines are based on normal weather conditions within your zone. We begin shipping to the warmest zones first and then work our way to the colder zones. Due to weather, growth requirements, and product quality, we cannot ship your plants outside of these shipping guidelines.
We're sorry, but we cannot ship this item to the following state: GA.