Here is the Wild Hairy Tomato, Lycopersicon hirsutum f. glabratum, or Solanum habrochaites is new for 2019. This wild tomato from Ecuador is a very rare tomato type to come across! This Indeterminate, fuzzy leaf, perennial tomato plant produces 1/2" sized, green-white, slightly variegated tomatoes that have a fuzzy skin and is a heavy producing variety. We found this variety to be resistant to powdery mildew, early blight, bacterial speck and many other diseases. The fruits are edible but may contain some alkaloids when unripe. This species tends to handle colder climates and grows well in higher latitudes. NOT a beginners tomato, seeds need lots attention when starting, open pollinated 75 days.

Wild Hairy Tomato

SKU: 7519-20
$4.99Price
  • Quantity 20

    20 seeds

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  • GERMINATION INFO

    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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