VF1 & 2NT Determinate. This 1984 All America Winner has performed extremely well in our trials. Though listed as determinate, the vine is pretty long and will benefit from some support. They tolerate a number of diseases. Fruits are large, flattened globes, many well over a pound. Flavor, color, and texture are first rate. 15 seeds.
Indoors- 6 weeks before last frost, 1/4” deep with soil temperatures 75 degrees. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant out 24-36” apart after last frost when soil is 55-60 degrees and night temperatures are over 45 degrees.
Harvest- When fruit is red (or color of the variety planted) and firm.
Tips- Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost, mulch and provide even moisture. Plant deeper than they were growing in the containers as it makes a stronger roots system. Apply a light compost tea every few weeks. Do not apply excessive nitrogen, which can promote excessive foliage and poor fruit set.