Geranium Kiss Tomato (68 Days)
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 ounces, have pointed ends with a simple tomato flavor.
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.