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Here is the Cape Grape Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum. This tomato originated out of a pack of "capeteaser" tomato seeds. Normally we just discard off types or use them in cooking but we found this grape tomato so tasty we just had to offer it! The fruits are a red grape tomato with a red colored flesh inside that can get to about 1 inch long and weighing .75 oz. Plants can get to 11 feet tall in really good soil but plants tend to stay around 7 feet tall. This tomato's massive production of juicy and sweet grape tomatoes is a must try. It will be a very popular variety for kids and adults alike! Great for salads, snacking and for tomato sauce! Open pollinated, indeterminate, regular leaf, early season, red, grape, 59 to 95+ days. LOT# 1 TAG#  327-2022

Cape Grape Tomato

SKU: 7847-20
  • 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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