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Here is the Asterix Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum. This tomato originates from the Netherlands and was bred in 2005, and in 2008 it was added to the State Register of the Russian Federation. The fruits are a oblate red cherry tomato with a red colored flesh inside that can get to about 1.25 inches long and weighing 1 oz. Plants can get to 5 feet tall in really good soil but plants tend to stay around 3 feet tall. This tomato is known for its spectacular balance in flavor and abundant fruit production. Its very popular in Russia which is where we sourced our seed from. its Often advertised as being F-1 but the seeds we are offering are from much later like F-5. Great for salads, snacking and for tomato sauce! Open pollinated, compact, determinate, regular leaf, mid season, red, cherry, 85 to 110+ days. LOT# 1 TAG#  170-2021

Asterix Tomato

SKU: 7740-20
  • Quantity

    20 seeds


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    Germination Info
    1) Prepare for planting. Sprout tomato seeds in small containers, preferably 4" or smaller. In-ground germination is not recommended. Use a standard potting mix that is well drained. Start seeds in containers approximately 8 weeks prior to the planned set-out date. Plants should ultimately be transplanted to the garden 1-2 weeks after the expected date of last frost.
    2) Plant seeds. Plant seeds 1/4" deep in the soil. Cover with soil and water carefully. Overwatering can cause fungal growth which leads to seed rot. Excess water can also bury seeds deep in the soil where they will not be able break the surface. Water when the soil surface just begins to dry. Multiple seeds can be planted in a single starter container, but should be thinned once seedlings appear so only a single plant remains. Seeds do not require light for germination but some light source should be provided for seedlings once they emerge from the soil.
    3) Germination. Soil should be kept consistently warm, from 70-85F. Cool soils, below about 60-65F, even just at night, will significantly delay or inhibit germination. Hot soils above 95F will also inhibit germination.
    4) Care of seedlings. Once a few true leaves have developed, seedlings should be slowly moved outside (if sprouted indoors) to ambient light. Care should be taken not to expose seedlings to direct, scorching sun so plants may need to be hardened off via slow sun exposure. Hardening off can be done using a shaded or filtered light location, as well as protection from strong winds, rain or low humidity. Hardening off time varies, but can take 5-10 days.
    5) Planting out. Plant in the ground once danger of frost has past and daytime temperatures consistently reach 65F. Plants can be spaced as close as 24" apart. Germination time: 1-3 weeks under ideal conditions.


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