Pareso is a delicious, meaty tomato that is sweet and flavorful. Attractive, smooth, 15-20 gm. fruits on long trusses. Good vigor and very high production potential. Good greenhouse disease resistance package, including leaf mold, keeps plants healthy through a long season. High resistance to fusarium wilt races 1, 2, leaf mold, tomato mosaic virus, and verticillium wilt; and intermediate resistance to nematodes. Indeterminate. NOTE: Seed is film-coated with a blue, non-NOP compliant coating. Avg. 13,350 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 cotyledons (first 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: We recommend pruning the plants to 1–2 stems and trellising them up a string. HARVEST: Fully vine-ripen fruit only for local retailing or personal use. Pick fruit less ripe the further the distance and the longer the time between harvest and the consumer. DISEASES AND PESTS: Use crop rotation or new media to reduce soilborne disease problems. Schedule regular release of beneficial insects to control pests. DAYS TO MATURITY: From transplanting. Transplants: Avg. 950 plants/1,000 seeds. SEED SPECS: Seeds/oz.: 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
Fusarium Wilt (Races 1 & 2)
Resistant to Leaf Molds A-E
Tomato Mosaic Virus
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.