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A movement to create tomatoes with the complex flavor, texture and beauty of heirlooms is on the rise, giving us the ability to trial and offer some stellar new varieties to you each season. The past two years we have grown the Bumble Bee Series, from Artisan Seeds™ with great success. Coming in three different colors, each are traditional spherical cherry types, 1 ½” , with their own delicious distinctive flavor, all are very productive, and hold up well to cracking. Try one or all varieties, we couldn't decide which one we like best so we thought we would offer them all to you to see for yourself.
Pink and orange marbled together, balance of sweet n’ tart.
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.