New! The best determinate tomato for the hoophouse.
We're sorry, this product (along with all our grafted tomato plants) has been discontinued and is no longer available. If you plan to grow a determinate tomato in a hoophouse or greenhouse, try BHN 589. Plant is well adapted to hoophouse conditions, and offers a surprising combination of fruit quality, shelf life, and really good flavor. Semi-determinate plants are larger than compact determinates; use tall stakes to basket-weave. Very high yield potential. 8-10 oz., attractive, bright red fruit. Also performs well in the field. Grafted to Shin Cheong Gang rootstock, which offers improved germination uniformity and seedling vigor and resistance to bacterial wilt. For complete disease resistance information, see BHN 589. Determinate. One Unit = 1 flat of 72 plants. NOTE: All orders are considered custom orders because these plants are grown to your selection. Sorry, no cancellations. USDA Certified Organic.
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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Solanum lycopersicum INDETERMINATE: (climbing) varieties should be staked, trellised, or caged, and pruned for best results; fruit ripens over an extended period. TRANSPLANTING OUTDOORS: Transplant into medium-rich garden or field soil 24-36" apart for indeterminate, unstaked varieties, and 14-20" for staking. Plant with the graft union above the soil line to prevent the top, scion variety coming into contact with the soil. Water seedlings with a high-phosphate fertilizer solution. For earliest crops, set plants out around the last frost date under floating row covers, which will protect from frost to about 28°F (-2°C). If possible, avoid setting out unprotected plants until night temperatures are over 45°F (7°C). Frost will cause severe damage. FERTILIZER: Abundant soil phosphorus is important for early high yields. Too much nitrogen causes rampant growth and soft fruits susceptible to rot. DISEASES: Learn the common tomato diseases in your area. Select resistant varieties. For prevention, use young, healthy transplants, avoid overhead irrigation, plow in tomato plant refuse in the fall, rotate crops, and do not handle tobacco or smoke before handling plants. Fungicides can reduce certain diseases when properly selected and applied. BLOSSOM END ROT: Prevent blossom end rot by providing abundant soil calcium and an even supply of soil moisture. INSECT PESTS: Use row covers to protect young seedlings from flea beetles. Tomato hornworms can be controlled with Bacillus thuringiensis. Use spinosad for potato beetle larvae and adults. HARVEST: Fully vine-ripen fruit only for local retailing or use. To deliver sound fruit, pick fruit less ripe the further the distance and the longer the time between the field and the customer. STORAGE: Store firm, ripe fruit 45-60°F (7-16°C) for 4-7 days. DAYS TO MATURITY: From transplants.
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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.
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 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.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies
Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.
Supplies that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.
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.