Snowberry Tomato pk/20

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SKU TM289-20
$3.50
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75 days. Lycopersicon esculentum. Plant produces heavy yields of 1 to 2 oz creamy-yellow cherry tomatoes. This is the closest thing to a pure white cherry tomato. It has creamy-yellow color on the outside and a white color inside. Very sweet and flavorful. Excellent for salads, snacks, and gourmet dishes. Suitable for home garden or market growers. Indeterminate. pk/20

Lot No: 15-658-Q

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 12/16

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 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.


Customer Reviews

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by on May 17, 2013

I never would consider a cherry tomato except a friend gave me a little started plant of Snowberry to try last year. I had no room in my garden bed so I potted it in a 12-inch patio pot. Last year was a bad weather year for all of my tomatoes so the Snowberry gave a few fruit and did poorly. However, the neglected potted plant survived outside through our Southern California winter, through windstorms, rainstorms, and frost. I thought it was dead, but miraculously this spring it still had some green growth, revived and is giving me tons of little tomatoes in clusters. This little potted plant just keeps blooming and blooming as long as I feed it periodically. I wonder if it will survive into next year as well? Good tasting little yellow tomatoes in our salads or for picking off the vine to pop into your mouth. The birds leave my yellow Snowberries alone so I don't have to pick them green like my red tomato varieties.

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by on September 11, 2016

I have been growing this tomato for 4 years now. It is an exceptional variety. The seedlings do well (I have purchased my seed here), the transplants are good, the plants never have any problems, and I have never experienced cracking or blossom end rot. Production is good and while not the heaviest cropper, they put out a very respectable amount of tomatoes - on par with Chocolate Cherry tomatoes if you have grown them, and identical in size. They are more of a translucent yellow than white - quite beautiful really. As they ripen they stay pretty firm and have a longer shelf-life than others. Their taste is incredibly unique. Light, fruity, with a hint of pineapple, yet still tomato - maybe a tropical tomato taste? One of my favorite pairings for these is over rocket arugula with a lemon/olive oil dressing. The flavor just spills out. They also do great roasted on a pizza. I generally do a mix of tomatoes for this, and the Snowberry adds a lot of complexity to the tomato flavor. It's noticeably missed when I don't use it. I think the thing I find most hilarious though about this tomato is the fact that I usually grow about 15-20 varieties each year, and every family member has a favorite, however, this one is the favorite of our English Mastiff - who would have ever thought? When picking tomatoes, she often follows and grabs the cracked and damaged ones. However, she sits longingly next to the Snowberry plants in the late summer. I have watched her lie under the plants even and gingerly try to pluck individual ripe Snowberries from the vine when she thinks no one is looking. Her love of this variety has been consistent, and there are some varieties (also yellow) that she hates, and just won't eat, so it's not that she isn't discriminating. I personally find the whole thing pretty funny, but the bottom line is - everyone really loves these tomatoes and I will continue to grown them.

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