Matts Wild Cherry Tomato (55 Days)
Wild is the operative word here. Matts Wild Cherry Tomato has strong vines, overwhelmed by an abundance of small cherry tomatoes - hundreds of them. The flavor is intense and they seem impervious to almost any disease you can name. They are also early and will continue to yield well up to the first frost.
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: Matts Wild Cherry 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 root system. Apply a light compost tea every few weeks. Do not apply excessive nitrogen, which can promote excessive foliage and poor fruit set.