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Here is the Woolly Mammoth Tomato, Solanum galapagense. This tomato (GAL 145) is one of about 20 phenotypes from the GAL series crossed with the Galapagos Wild Tomato Hairy Strain (Minor) Type 1 and TYPE 2. This F-2 tomato is a cross from the Galapagos Wild Tomato Hairy Strain (Minor) Type 1 and It is a massive sprawling plant with multiple tendrils that have long woolly hair that latterly hang down like long hair! It produces oblong fruits about 1 inch long and light orange and fuzzy skins.Tomatoes from this variety have a unique flavor of the S. galapagense with a citrus berry kind of flavor. Plants can get to 7 feet long in really good soil but tends to stay around 4 feet tall bushy. It fruits very late in season and not a heavy producer. They have a really nice taste and go great in salads, eating fresh! Open pollinated, indeterminate, woolly regular leaf, cherry, late season, light orange, fresh, salad or sauce, 85 to 120+ days. LOT# 1 TAG# 196-2023

Woolly Mammoth Tomato

SKU: 7989-10
  • 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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