Vigorous, open plants produce very high yields of uniform, 10-12 oz., red fruits that are mostly smooth with slight shoulder ribs. Very good flavor with nice internal color and quality. High resistance to fusarium wilt races 1, 2, fusarium crown and root rot, leaf mold, tobacco mosaic virus, tomato mosaic virus, and verticillium wilt. Indeterminate. Avg. 9,800 seeds/oz. Packet: 15 seeds.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Solanum lycopersicum CULTURE: Sow seeds 1/4" deep in desired medium 6-8 weeks prior to transplanting. Maintain 80-90°F (27-32°C) soil temperature. When first true leaves just show, transplant into cell-type containers or blocks. 2" or larger containers produce larger, stronger root systems; 4" blocks are the standard. Grow plants at 66-68°F (19-20°C) day and night temperature. After cotyledon leaves have expanded, fertilize with a complete nutrient solution (EC 1.0, pH 5.8) or equivalent as needed to keep plants dark green and healthy; increase EC as plants grow. When transplanting into the greenhouse, maintain 73-77°F (23-25°C) day and night temperature for a few days after transplanting to promote rapid vegetative growth and root establishment. Once fruit begins to set, lower night temperature to 62-66°F (17-19°C) and keep a daytime temperature of 68-72°F (20-22°C). TRELLISING: It is recommended to prune the plants to 1-2 stems and trellis up a string. HARVEST: Fully vine-ripen fruit only for local retailing or use. Pick fruit less ripe the further the distance and the longer the time between harvest and the customer. DISEASES AND PESTS: Use crop rotation or new media to reduce soil-borne disease problems. Regularly schedule releases of beneficial insects to control pests. DAYS TO MATURITY: From transplanting. Transplants: Avg. 950 plants/1,000 seeds. SEED SPECS: Seeds/oz.: (varies): Avg. 11,100. PACKET: 15 seeds.
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Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
Disease Resistance Codes
Resistant to Leaf Molds A-E
Tomato Mosaic Virus
Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
Fusarium Wilt (Races 1 & 2)
Tobacco Mosaic Virus
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Variety is easy-to-grow.
Variety that we have found, based on our trials, to be the best performers in a climate-controlled greenhouse environment.
Good for Trellising
Variety requires a trellis in order to grow properly.
Variety that can be grown successfully using hydroponic growing methods, such as NFT (Nutrient Film Technique), DWC (Deep Water Culture), or other soilless growing systems.