Bumble Bee Series
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 Bumblebee 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. 10 seeds
Purple Bumble Bee
Purple red with metallic green stripes, straight up tomato flavor
Indoors- 6 weeks before last frost, 1/4” deep with soil temperatures 75 degrees. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant out 24-36” apart after last frost when soil is 55-60 degrees and night temperatures are over 45 degrees.
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.