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Johnny's Hosts Tomato Growers' Roundtable | Press Release
Johnny's Hosts 2015 Tomato Growers' Roundtable, a consortium of tomato growers, researchers, breeders, and educators meet for the free exchange of information and ideas in Albion, Maine. Read More
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Grow a Rainbox Mix of Cherry Tomatoes
A colorful and flavorful mixture of cherry tomato varieties is a popular item at farmers markets, farm stands, and supermarkets. Here are some ideas to consider when making your cherry tomato plans! Read More
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10 Tips for Growing Heirloom Tomatoes
Growing heirloom tomatoes can be tricky. Use these ten tips from Johnny's research team to help you make growing heirloom tomatoes a success. Read More
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French Heritage Tomato Varieties | The Best of the Old World Marries the New
Johnny's is pleased to offer the French Heritage Tomato Collection to North American growers — old-world heirloom tomato flavor and texture, with new world disease resistance, vigor, and yield. Learn what distinguishes each of these new 'hy-loom' varieties, including 'Marmande', 'Marbonne', 'Margold', 'Marnero', and 'Kakao'. Read More
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Top-15 Tomatoes for High Tunnel & Hoophouse Production | Diseases & Resistances to Look For, Plant Habits & Variety Recommendations
Learn which tomato varieties are resistant to diseases specific to high tunnel and hoophouse culture, which plant habits are best for protected-culture, and which specific varieties from our field line-up are your best bet, along with a few of our favorite greenhouse varieties. Recommendations for 15 excellent varieties for hoophouse production, from Johnny’s tomato research and trialing team. Read More
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Trellising & Crop Support Systems for Tomatoes | Stake & Basket-weave, Stake & Hanging String/Wire, Lower & Lean
A look at tomato trellising systems, with a focus on 3 different systems for trellising tomatoes in the field or protected culture, including instructions on setting up your trellis system from Johnny's Selected Seeds. Read More
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Determinate Tomato Varieties | Dynamic Comparison Chart
Quickly compare fruit size, disease resistance, firmness and other key distinguishing features for the top varieties in our determinate tomato assortment. This simple, dynamic comparison chart was created by our research team to help growers find the best determine tomatoes for their growing needs. Read More
Comparison Chart
Heirloom Tomato Varieties | Dynamic Comparison Chart
Quickly compare texture, color, and fruit size for the top varieties in our heirloom tomato assortment. This simple, dynamic comparison chart was compiled from data collected by our research team, to help growers find the right heirloom tomato varieties for their farm or garden. Read More
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Indeterminate Tomato Varieties | Dynamic Comparison Chart
Quickly compare fruit size, disease resistance, firmness and other key distinguishing features for the top varieties in our indeterminate tomato assortment. This simple, dynamic comparison chart was compiled from data collected by our research team, to help growers find the best indeterminate tomatoes for their growing needs. Read More
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Side-Grafting Tomatoes | Advantages, Materials, Technique | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the detailed instructions in this Tech Sheet to reap all the benefits of side-grafting: overcome disease and production-related issues, improve overall crop health, reduce or eliminate pesticide use, lengthen harvest duration, and significantly increase net income. The entire process from sowing of rootstock and scion varieties to final transplanting of grafted plants into greenhouse soil or soilless medium normally takes 6-8 weeks. The major advantage of side grafting is that this method is more forgiving of differing stem diameters than top grafting... Read More
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Top-Grafting Tomatoes | Advantages, Materials, Technique | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the detailed instructions in this Tech Sheet to graft desirable fruiting tomato varieties to vigorous, disease-resistant tomato rootstocks as a cost-effective method for overcoming disease and production-related issues; improving overall crop health; reducing or eliminating the need for pesticide use; lengthening harvest duration; and significantly increasing net income. The entire process from sowing of rootstock and scion varieties to final transplanting of grafted plants into greenhouse soil or soilless media normally takes 6-8 weeks. Read More
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Basket-weave Trellising Instructions for Tomato & Pepper Plants | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Trellising plants, such as tomatoes and peppers, eliminates fruit-to-soil contact, improves plant health, and can increase marketable yields. Higher-quality and easier-to-pick fruit translates into increased grower profits in the marketplace. The most common crops that basket-weave trellising is used for are tomatoes and peppers. Trellised plants remain upright, are easier to and harvest, and allow for more effective coverage should spraying become necessary. Trellising also promotes better air circulation that lowers humidity, allowing for more rapid drying following dew, showers, irrigation, or application of sprays... Read More
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Paste, Plum & Roma Tomato Varieties | Dynamic Comparison Chart
Quickly compare fruit size, disease resistance and other key distinguishing features for the top varieties in our paste, plum, and Roma tomato assortment. This simple, dynamic comparison chart was compiled using data collected by our research team, to help growers find the perfect paste, plum, and Roma tomatoes. Read More
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Greenhouse Tomato Pruning & String Trellising | Tech Sheet (PDF)
This Tech Sheet provides instructions for pruning and string-trellising of greenhouse or hoophouse tomatoes, from Johnny's Selected Seeds. Read More
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Tomato Production Challenges & Issues | Tech Sheet (PDF)
A downloadable, printable PDF version of our full article on the most common tomato pathological and physiological issues. Although relatively easy to grow with regular maintenance, tomatoes are not without production challenges — especially from the realm of pests and diseases. Information presented here is an overview of common disease, pests, and physiological problems encountered when growing tomatoes. Read More
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Video: How to Prune Tomatoes
You can greatly increase fruit yields from indeterminate tomatoes, and reduce disease pressure, by pruning your field-grown plants. Learn how — it's easy. Read More
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