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The general consensus around the name of this weighty beefsteak tomato is that a farmer in the 30's named 'Radiator Charlie' was able to pay off his mortgage by selling these tomatoes.
Some tomatoes can weigh anywhere up to 2kg each. The average size is approximately 500g and an individual plant can yield up to 16kg of fruit.
Mortgage lifter is a beefsteak type that requires staking and is a flavoursome 'allrounder'.
Tomato - 'Mortgage Lifter'
Tomatoes prefer open sunny positions and are sensitive to frosts. Mulch them well and water at the base rather than overhead to reduce disease. Consistent watering is required - they hate to be waterlogged however they are prone to blossom end rot if allowed to dry out too much between watering.
They grow well on light to heavy soils with good drainage and high organic matter and phosphorus.
Find a new spot for your Solanum family each year or so (Tomatoes, Capsicum, Chillis, Eggplant, Spuds) to prevent disease.