BlushingStar Tomato (F1 Hybrid 70-75 Days)
The BlushingStar Tomato stands out from other hybrid beefsteak varieties. Large, 2 ½ by 4” pink fruits are perfect for eating fresh or preserving. It bears a balanced rich, savory and sweet flavor reminiscent of heirloom tomatoes while being fortified with traits of modern hybrid tomatoes. The BlushingStar Tomato has higher yields of early-maturing fruits with fewer blemishes, disease resistance to late blight, and septoria leaf spot.
Germination: 7-14 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF.
Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4” deep
Starting Indoors: 6 weeks before the 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 the suggested measurement. Transplant out after the last frost. Space 24-36" apart
Sowing Outdoors: Only in areas with very long growing seasons. Sow after the last frost.
Harvest: When fruit is red (or color of the variety planted) and firm.
Tips: The BlushingStar Tomato needs fertile well-drained soil, amended with compost and/or add organic fertilizer. Keep well watered for optimum growth. Mulching retains moisture and helps with disease. Planting seedlings deeper than they were growing in their pots helps make a stronger root system. Do not apply excessive nitrogen, which can promote excessive foliage and poor fruit set.