Brickyard Tomato is our most disease-resistant, hybrid tomato variety. This is the perfect variety if you’ve had issues with growing tomatoes in the past. If you live in a humid climate or an area with heavy thrip pressure, this is the variety for you. Determinate plants produce heavy yields of large, round, red tomatoes. Brickyard Tomato provides comprehensive disease-resistance without compromising flavor. This is a great variety for fresh slicing or canning. For best results, prune bottom stems at transplanting to provide additional airflow to plants. Seeds are pelleted for ease of planting in seed trays.
Tomatoes are in the nightshade family along with peppers and eggplant. Plants in the nightshade family are susceptible to blossom end rot, which is a result of a calcium deficiency. To prevent or alleviate this problem, apply pelleted gypsum at the base of the plant at bloom set. Tomatoes do best when transplanted, as the germination time can be longer than most vegetable seed. They grow very well in our heavy-duty seed starting trays. Plants should be started 4-6 weeks before the intended outdoor planting date. If conditions outside are favorable, transplants may be planted directly from our 162 cell trays. If conditions are still too cold for planting tomatoes, transplants may be “stepped-up” to 4″ pots to allow more room to grow. Tomatoes can produce heavy fruits and will require some form of support to keep the plant upright. We recommend using the Florida Weave trellising technique that involves using stakes and twine along the row. This ensures that plants and fruits stay off the ground, reducing the possibility of disease and keeping fruits clean.
Brickyard Tomato Planting Information
Planting Method: transplant
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/4″
Seed Spacing: 2′
Row Spacing: 3-4′
Days to Maturity: 70
Disease Tolerance: Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus, Gray Leaf Spot, Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium