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Red Cherry Tomato (Old Fashioned Red)

$3.25

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Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Red Cherry Tomato (Old Fashioned Red)

USDA ORGANIC

3 in stock

72 days. (Indeterminate) [Pre-1840. This is the small Red Cherry, not the Large Red Cherry commonly used as a salad tomato.] Bright red 1 in. fruits, sweet, tangy and juicy. Grows so vigorously that it tends to outgrow some diseases. Resistant to fruit- worm and high temperatures. Pkt (0.08 g).

Cherry & Currant Tomatoes

Solanum lycopersicum unless noted.

How to Grow: Sow seeds 6 weeks before the last frost date for your area. Plant seed 1/4 in. deep in shallow flats and maintain soil temperature in the range of 75-85 degrees F for good germination. When the seedlings have produced several leaves, transplant to 3 in. pots to promote root growth. After transplanting, keep seedlings at a lower temperature at night, 50-60 degrees F, to promote earlier flowering in some varieties. Day temperatures should rise to 75-85 degrees F to promote rapid growth. Expose plants to light and air currents to harden the plants and to encourage stockiness. Water sparingly, but do not allow the growth to be checked. Fertilize with complete, soluble fertilizer or fish emulsion if leaves become yellow and/ or purple. Keep phosphorous levels high. Too much nitrogen will delay fruiting. For transplanting to the garden, average soil temperature should be 60-65 degrees F.