Sweet Aperitif Tomato (80 Days)
This new open-pollinated tomato could be the sweetest you have ever tasted! We think it is sweeter than the sweetest we offer, Sungold (#406). Why not try a side by side test and let us know what you think! A bite sized ¼ ounce morsel with a sugar brix of up to 13, balanced with enough acidic tang to delight your senses. One plant offers trusses upon trusses of bright red succulent fruit. Can also be grown successfully in a greenhouse.
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.