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Lot No: E3080
Test Date: 12/16
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.
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.
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.
Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when
transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.
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.
by Anonymous on August 19, 2010
The best tomato I have grown. A lot of early tomatoes.
by Anonymous on December 29, 2010
The best type I have grown so far ... very, very good.
by Anonymous on February 23, 2012
I ordered these to try and get through our crazy and unpredictable Arkansas springs. Last year we had the 2nd, 3rd, 4rth, 5th and 6th comings of Noah in April and May, with cold to cool temps to boot. It was MURDER on our tomatoe crop!!!
Reading that these could take cooler weather and are said to go from set uot to picking in 45 days REALLY caught my attention! Although they are of course not planted yet, I was AMAZED when most of the seeds were already up after only FOUR days under my grow light!!!!! They are now one week since planting and the seedlings are 1" tall and out of 36 sets (most with only one seed) all but 5 are up!!!
I see a great future here and will add to this as they mature!
by Anonymous on March 8, 2015
These grew early, and very consistent. A little smaller than tennis ball sized. We have a short season in the mountain west, but these ripened fairly early and kept on going late. Will certainly grow again this year.