Our trials manager reports that Totem resembles a bonsai tomato tree. The erect plants will grow anywhere from 18-36" in height depending on the size of the container. While somewhat small for a tomato the fruits are significantly larger than cherry types, about 2 1/2". Color is a bright crimson red, yields are high, and the flavor is dandy. 10 seeds.
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.