The Plum Drop Tomato is a hybrid indeterminate variety that will make a striking addition to your vegetable garden. With its unique deep purple and green striped skin, the fruit inside has a mildly sweet tangy flavor and makes a great addition to salads. The compact plants are heavy producers throughout the season and have a generous disease package bred into them to make this a very easy tomato to grow. Solanum Lycopersicum. 75 Days to Maturity.
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.
In 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.
Plum Drop 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 Resistance: Tomato Mosaic Virus, Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt, Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl, Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
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