Here is the Red Currant Tomato .25 cent addition, Solanum lycopersicum. This tomato originates from a seed trade in and starts it's origins in Pennsylvania (2014) in the USA. We have made hundreds upon hundreds of seed trades through the years and often time we receive seeds with just a simple name like "cherry tomato" or " currant tomato" as an extra gift they throw into the trade and this is one of them. These red currant tomatoes is a variety we sometimes let grow ever year for our own eating and sharing with neighbors as they come up almost ever year as volunteers. Tho we don't have any history on them, we do feel this is a great variety to grow and share with neighbors and friends! We have been growing this variety ever since we were given seeds but they always pop up as volunteers almost ever year so we let them grow. The reason we never offered the seeds is because we don't have any solid background on it, but now we will offer it as a 25 Cent sampler offer for you to try! It is a currant sized tomato that has a red skin when fully ripe with a pink to red flesh inside getting to about .5 inch round and weighting around .2 oz. The thing about this variety is this tomato is it re-seeds it's self ever year! Plants can get to 10 feet tall in really good soil but plants tend to get to 8 feet tall and are very heavy producers. The fully ripened fruits will have a deep rich solid color to them. Great tasting tomatoes for salads, eating fresh and for tomato sauce and paste! Open pollinated indeterminate regular leaf mid season 55 to 96 days or first frost.

Red Currant Tomato 25 Cent

SKU: 36013-5
$0.25Price
  • Quantity 5 seeds

    5 tomato seeds

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    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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