Celebrity Tomato is a hybrid, determinate tomato variety that produces loads of delicious tomatoes in clusters. Celebrity has long been a favorite for backyard gardeners and homesteaders across the country. This variety has an excellent disease-resistance package and is widely-adapted to all growing regions.
Celebrity Tomato is a determinate variety, but is sometimes characterized as semi-determinate. Although the plants are shorter resembling a determinate variety, it can often keep producing right until the first frost date. Tomatoes are medium to large in size and average 7-8 ounces. Fruits are uniform with no green shoulders and resistant to cracking.
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.
Celebrity 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 Resistance: Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt, Root Knot Nematode, Tobacco Mosaic Virus