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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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Common Tomato Pests, Diseases & Physiological Disorders | An Overview of Biotic & Abiotic Problems
An overview of Common Tomato Pests, Diseases & Physiological Disorders to help tomato growers avoid problems — or should they arise, to be better prepared to appropriately address them — in time. We provide a brief summary of the primary living (biotic) pathogens as well as nonliving (abiotic, or physiological) disorders that are common and/or pose the greatest threat, with additional resources for further reading and assistance. Read More
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Open-Pollinated Revival Project: 3 Improved OP Heirloom & Heritage Tomatoes
From Johnny's Selected Seeds' classical plant breeding program, we're pleased to offer 3 recently resurrected open-pollinated varieties to you. Introduced by tomato plant breeder Emily Rose Haga, each of these three tomato cultivars was selected because of its unique history, outstanding quality, and adaptability to short seasons or low-input environments. Here's a rundown of the valuable gems we've dusted off and polished up to offer you: 'San Marzano II' (organic, open-pollinated heirloom); 'Blue Beech' (organic, open-pollinated heirloom); and 'Wisconsin 55' (organic, open-pollinated heritage variety). Read More
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3 Ways to Choose the Best Tomato Varieties | Johnny's Selected Seeds
Guidelines for choosing the right tomato varieties to suit your particular growing needs and unique preferences, defining 3 key differentiating features, plus our recommended best varieties. 3 key questions: 1) Which vegetative growth habit best suits your needs? Indeterminate (tall and viney) OR determinate (bushy). 2) Where will you grow your tomatoes? Outdoors OR indoors/in a protected setting. 3) Which fruit characteristics are of greatest importance to you? Flavor, color, texture, yield... Read More
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