Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Before transplanting after the last frost, place plants outdoors for a few hours at a time, progressing to a full day, to harden them. Create a supporting structure to allow for continual vine growth and fruiting throughout the season. Tomatoes are tender and particular about temperature. The optimal temperature range for growing is 55-90° F, outside of that the fruit doesn't set well and the plants won't be as healthy.
For best results transplant young vines 2-3 feet apart; and expect growth to about a 4-6 foot spread.
For the best flavor pick fruits when they're fully red. Enjoy as sweet snacks in the garden, or in salads or any recipe that calls for plump, juicy, delicious tomatoes.
Wit & Wisdom: You can ease a headache by drinking tomato juice blended with fresh basil. In the 19th century, the tomato was called "The Apple of Paradise" in Germany and "The Apple of Love" in France. Read The Old Farmer's Almanac Tomato Growing Guide!
The Old Farmer's Almanac Tomato Seeds (Large Red Cherry)
|Seed Type||Non-GMO, Premium, Heirloom|
|Seed Count||Approximately 100 Seeds|
|When to Plant||Spring (Indoors)|
|Packed for Year||2021|
|Scientific (Latin) Name||Lycopersicon Esculentum|
|Planting Depth||1/4 Inch|
|Plant Spacing||2 Feet|
|Row Spacing||4 Feet|
|Time to Germination||7 Days|
|Time to Maturity / Harvest||75 Days|