Tomatoberry Garden Tomato (F1 Hybrid, 60 Days)
The Tomatoberry Garden Tomato was the third place finisher for the FRUIT LOGISTICA INNOVATION Award for 2008. One wonders what the two top finishers could have been. This improvement is bred for home gardeners and is unique. Fruit resemble large strawberries both for sweetness and appearance. The Tomatoberry Garden Tomato is great for eating right off the vine. The heart shaped fruits are only about an inch across. Resists cracking and carries more sweet juice than most cherry tomatoes.
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 suggested measurement. Transplant out after 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 Tomatoberry Garden 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.