oin us bright and early (before 8:00 am) on May 18 for our annual fund raising plant sale. Select from a huge variety of tomatoes that will dazzle even the tomato connoisseurs out there! We try to have something for everyone from patio tomatoes to paste tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, heirlooms, the works!
We have tomatoes with a very short "Days to Maturity" rating. Since our plants are well started when you get them you will have about a 15 to 30 day head start on the how long you will have to wait for your first crop depending on a number of variables including how you harden off the plants before planting, what the soil temp is when planting, how much sun, wind and moisture the plant gets, and what the daily high and low temperatures are. Days to maturity is a rating to help us determine what plants are best suited to our zone (3-4) and the limitations that makes on the plants we raise.
Most of the varieties we offer will continue to set fruit until frost kills the plant. Others which are called "determinate" will set fruit until the plant reaches it mature size. Once these ripen the plant will die back. All determinate varieties that we offer are indicated.
The earliest varieties tend to be the cherry and grape tomatoes. We offer:
For mid-sized early tomatoes we have:
We offer 4 paste tomatoes, these are the plum shaped dense fruit that will cook down into a good tomato paste. Paste tomatoes tend to produce very abundant fruit.
Large slicing tomatoes take longer to maturity. We offer:
If you have experienced "early blight," watch for our article on early blight and how to avoid it in a coming post.
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