Jet Star Tomato pk/20

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SKU TM371-20
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72 days. Solanum lycopersicum. (F1) Early maturing plant produces tremendous yields of 7 to 9 oz red tomatoes. They are meaty and very flavorful. Perfect for salads, sandwiches, and canning. In tests, it had the highest yield of total marketable and premium quality tomatoes averaging 100 tomatoes per plant. It is also rated as the top greenhouse tomato. Suitable for commercial growers. Low acidity variety. Crack resistant. A fresh market and plant sales favorite. To maximize yield potential, either stake or use cages. Excellent choice for home gardens, greenhouse, market growers, and open field production. Disease Resistant: VF. Indeterminate.

Lot No: 28420

Germination: 93%

Test Date: 01/17

Seeds Per Pound: 128,000

Plant Height: 48 to 60” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow

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 65 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 as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus. We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products. 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.

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by on March 28, 2010

This is my old fathful tomatoe that I plant every year in RI. Lots of medium sized delicious tomatoes on healthy plants, even when the fussy tomatoes are giving up.

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by on June 8, 2011

Did not know much about Jetstar tomatoes before i planted them a few years ago. They really surprised me by being one of the most productive and flavorful plants i grew that year. I have grown them ever since and have not been disappointed. Good production and great flavor.

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by on September 10, 2011

I planted them WAY to close together in a raised 3 by 5 ft garden. 9 plants came in a six pack. I separated them and all 9 grew into bushes not vines, I kept tying up off the ground. I have hundreds of medium tomatoes growing in bunches of 5 or 6. I keep giving them away but I still have more than I can use.

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by on August 3, 2013

I've grown Jet Star for years now cause I know when the others fail I still will get tomatoes for my Jet Star Tomato plants.

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