One of the most beautiful tomato plants we have seen with deep green rugose leaves on dwarf, bushy plants. We grew ours in the ground but everyone’s comment here was that they would beautiful in a container on a patio or deck. The foliage is not the only stand out with this variety; we have never seen such enormous trusses of fruit like this before, anywhere from 20-60 fruits on one, with 3-4 of these sized bunches per plant. The tomatoes range from 1-2 ozs, have pointed ends with a simple tomato flavor.
Germination: 7-14 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 75-85 degrees F. Cooler soil temperatures increase germination time or results in poor germination.
Seed Sowing Depth: ¼” deep
Starting Indoors: 4-6 weeks before last frost. Sow seeds in flats/cells/pots. Provide 75-85 degrees F soil temperatures. After the first true leaves appears, transplant into larger, 3-6” pots/cells/flats . Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water soluble fertilizer (diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement). Transplant seedlings 24-36” apart after last frost.
How much does a packet plant: 30-40 foot single row
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 throughout the growing season with good drainage. Plant deeper than they were growing in the containers, it makes a stronger roots system. Apply a compost tea every few weeks. Do not apply excessive nitrogen, which can promote excessive foliage and poor fruit set.