The Arkansas Traveler Heirloom is a delicous Southern Heirloom, among the worlds best tomatoes in the taste department. It's origins can be traced back to the Ozark mountains - late 1800s where it spread throughout the Southern USA and is now found in vegetable gardens across the continent.
Arkansas Traveler is prized not only for its taste , but its ability to produce high quality produce under adverse conditions. It is heat tolerant, somewhat drought tolerant and tolerant of high humidity. The tomatoes are described as being pink - but no tomato is actually pink, rose or light red is a better description. Other than blossom end rot - it is resistant to cracking and most diseases and a worthwhile addition to any vegetable garden.
A drawback I've noticed with this cultivar is that it frequently produces weak stems, so be sure to supply trellises, cages or adequate plant supports.
Prone to Blossom End Rot.
Start seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before planting outdoors.