Polbig Tomato (F1 Hybrid 56 Days)
For decades we have been looking for an extremely early tomato that sets fruit in cool weather and also tastes good. The Polbig Tomato may be the one. The compact plants produce round smooth fruit that has an excellent dark red color inside and out. The Polbig Tomato is small, but hardly tiny, running between 3 1/2 and 6 ounces. The flavor is similar to good mid-season tomatoes, sweet and just a bit acidic. Resistance to verticillium and fusarium races 1&2.
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: The Polbig 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 roots system. Apply a light compost tea every few weeks. Do not apply excessive nitrogen, which can promote excessive foliage and poor fruit set.