Back in 2015 we trialed this variety, which is a part of the Indigo series and absolutely love it, it was our favorite tomato of the season. We were super excited to to offer it in the catalog, but then found out it was not available,(sigh) until the perhaps 2018 season, so we waited patiently. This designer tomato is finally here for everyone to grow and we can't wait for you to try it. It performed so well for us; impressed by the vast clusters of pear shaped fruits with sunny orange skin that ripening with indigo colored shoulders. The flavor was divine, delicately sweet, balanced with great tomato taste. Indeterminate. PVP
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 light compost tea every few weeks. Do not apply excessive nitrogen, which can promote excessive foliage and poor fruit set.