Country Taste Tomato (F1 Hybrid 70 Days)
Real tomato flavor from this large, meaty, delicious fresh eating and slicing tomato. The Country Taste Tomato can weigh up to 1/2 a pound or more and does extremely well in a greenhouse. When we grew this variety we were impressed with its vigorous growth and fruit set. The Country Taste Tomato outperformed many of our other trial varieties, blight barely touched it, and by mid-September when other tomatoes already succumbed to it. Resistance to verticillium, tobacco mosaic, and fusarium races 1 & 2.
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 Country Taste 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.