Celebration Tomato is a hybrid, disease-resistant tomato variety with high vigor and exceptional flavor. This tomato variety has exceptional flavor combined with commercial-grade production. Plants have a determinate growth habit which will produce a large amount of tomatoes in the spring to summer production window. Fruits are large, globe-shaped and slightly flattened. Tomatoes will be bright red and average 8 ounces at full maturity. This variety is also resistant to cracking which makes it a great choice for backyard gardeners and small-scale market farmers. Celebration Tomato is noted to be drought and heat-tolerant and will produce well into the warmer months in most regions. Celebration is a solid performer that makes a great slicing tomato for your favorite burger or sandwich.
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. This ensures that plants and fruits stay off the ground, reducing the possibility of disease and keeping fruits clean.
Celebration 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: 75
Disease Tolerance: Fusarium Wilt, Verticillium Wilt, Tobacco Mosaic Virus