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First currant type tomato to win an AAS award. One of our earliest maturing, indeterminate tomatoes. A very well-kept plant when compared to the sprawling growth habit of a traditional currant tomato. Every part of this plant is in miniature, a remarkable sight in the garden. Each of the tiny ½ inch fruits have a bright burst of flavor with a slightly meaty texture. We counted up to 40 fruits on just one of the dozens of trusses. You’ll need this heavy producer to contend with how many petite treats you will want to consume.
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: 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.