Climbing Triple Crop Tomato (80 Days)
The Climbing Triple Crop Tomato is a Beefsteak type with a very long, 10 to 15-foot vine. You can grow these tomatoes much as you would pole beans or cukes on a sturdy trellis, with a yield of several bushels per plant. The Climbing Triple Crop Tomato is large, meaty, and sometimes an oddly shaped red fruit with a pleasant, somewhat acidic flavor that you associate with Beefsteak types.
Germination: 7-14 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF.
Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4” deep
Starting Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost. Provide 75-80ºF soil temperatures. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot, thin to the strongest seedling or use the 20 Row seedling flat, transplanting into individual pots when seedlings get their 3rd set of leaves. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water soluble fertilizer, diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement. Transplant out after last frost. Space 24-36" apart
Sowing Outdoors: Only in areas with very long growing seasons. Sow after last frost.
Harvest: When fruit is red (or color of the variety planted) and firm.
Tips: The Climbing Triple Crop Tomato should be planted 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.