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Fourth of July Tomato pk/10
Fourth of July Tomato TM741-10
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Fourth of July Tomato pk/10

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SKU TM741-10
$3.75 $3.50
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: USA USA
Description
Planting Instructions
Growing Calendar
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49 days. Solanum lycopersicum. (F1) Early maturing plant produces good yields of 4 oz bright red tomatoes. Perfect for sandwiches, salads, and slicing. They are very flavorful. You can celebrate these tomatoes by the Fourth of July. Heat tolerant. Excellent choice for home gardens. Indeterminate.

Lot No: RGHL4

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 09/19

Seeds Per Pound: 128,000

Plant Height: 48 to 60” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow



Tomato
Lycopersicon esculentum

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4 to 1/2" 80 F to 85 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"48" 48"60 - 90 days
Tomato Seed Planting Information:

Tomato plants should be grown in a warm areas and receive plenty of sunlight, so choose a sunny spot in your garden. Relocate your tomato plants in different parts of your garden each year to avoid diseases. Optimum temperatures for growing tomatoes are between 80 and 85 degrees F. Plant your seeds indoors 10 to 12 weeks before setting outside. Use Miracle Gro Seed Starting Material for best germination results. We have tested other Seed Starting Mix and experienced poor germination rates. You may have to special order the Miracle Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix from your nursery, as it is hard to find it at many of the large home and garden centers. Do not add any soil, fertilizers, and other chemicals to seed starting material! Do not use jiffy peat pots, plugs, or potting soil, or cover the pots, as the soil may become too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus. Do not bottom water the seeds as this causes the seed starting material to become too wet and you will experience poor germination! We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products and covering the pots with plastic or covers. When seedlings are 4" tall, transplant them in larger pots. Plants should be at least 10" tall before transplanting outdoors. Place plants outdoors in shady area several days before transplanting outdoors. Shelter the transplants to prevent sunburn, wilting, and rain damage. Spring planting should occur when soil is warm, at least 3 weeks after last frost, and when temperatures remain above 70 degrees F. You can plant early if you use water towers. To prevent branches from breaking from the weight of tomatoes, use 5 to 6 ft tall cages. To tie plants to stakes, use soft strips of cloth. Check indeterminate plants regularly, and pinch off suckers and side branches where leaves join the stems. Plants can grow 1 to 6 ft tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply mulch and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant. Work the soil thoroughly before planting. Add well-rotted manure and compost.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells. Water in the morning only, on the side of the plants and not directly on the leaves.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

Harvest tomatoes when they are fully mature using a garden scissor so you don't damage the plant. Pick them as they mature to encourage new fruit to form. Remove any decayed tomatoes from the plant.


Tomato
Growing Calendar
Indoor Germination Temperature: 80 to 85 F
Minimum Outdoor Temperature: Above 70 F
Start Indoors Transplant Start Outdoors Start Indoors Fall Transplant Fall Start Outdoors Fall Multiple Crops
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Seed Depth: ¼” to ½“

Days to Germination: 7 to 14 days

Plant Spacing: 48”

Row Spacing: 48”

Sunlight Requirement: Full sun

Days to Harvest after Planting Outdoors:
Early Season Tomato: 60 to 65 days
Mid-Season Tomato: 70 to 75 days
Late Season Tomato: 85 to 90 days


USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 to 11


Use Miracle-Gro© Seed Starting Mix for best germination results.

Customer Reviews

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by on August 14, 2011

Love these tomatoes. Very early, very prolific. Good flavor. Golf ball size. Perfect quartered on salads. Always ripen well before any other tomato in my garden.

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by on January 25, 2013

I live in southern Canada in Gatineau, Québec and had a successesfull crop of Fourth of July tomatoes. I seeded the tomato on March 15th 2012 and had my first tomato on June 23rd. The plants kept producing till the end of September. I am giving a ***** rating!

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by on June 27, 2018

Golf ball size fruit with very good, classic tomato flavor. Stout little plant with good production. Seems to tolerate the heat very well too, I’m in Arizona and it’s still looking great at the end of June, although it’s only been 100-105, not 115 yet. I consider this a great choice if you like small fruit.

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