80 days. This recent Brad Gates introduction was selected from a cross between ‘Beauty King’ and a blue tomato. Fruit is modest beefsteak-type slicer, weighing up to 8 ounces, and the flavor is as good as its outstanding antioxidant content! Gorgeous, deep blue-black shoulders make this unique among slicing types. Excellent potential for market, as the fruit holds well on the vine. Sunburn and crack resistance are a welcome bonus. Full Sun Sprouts in 7-14 Days Ideal Temperature: 75-95 Degrees F Seed Depth: 1/8 inch Plant Spacing: 24" Frost Hardy: No Solanum lycopersicum Growing Tips: Start indoors 6-10 weeks before last frost. Heat mat helps to warm soil and speed germination.