Here is the Wild Hairy Tomato Type 2, Lycopersicon hirsutum f. typicum, syn. Solanum habrochaites. There are 2 variations of this tomato, a non-hairy plant but hairy fruit type and a hairy plant and hairy fruit type. This listing is for the hairy plant and hairy fruit type. This wild tomato originates from the Andes in Ecuador to Peru in forests at altitude 1,333 to 12,000 feet ASL. This Indeterminate perennial has pinnate hard hairy leaves and stems that grows to about 20 feet long but can grow bigger in southern USA. Flowers are very large ranging from 1 to 2 inches across! Plants are also said to be very cold hardy and can withstand some frost. Fruits are about .5 inch sized, green-white, with dark green stripe on bottom of the tomatoes that have a fuzzy skin and is a heavy producing variety and is often pickled by locals. 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. Open pollinated Indeterminate perennial mid to late season pinnate leaf 75 97 days.

Wild Hairy Tomato Type 2

SKU: 7662-10
$6.99Price
  • Quantity

    10 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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