Florida 91 Tomato is a hybrid, determinate tomato variety known for its ability to set fruit in hot and humid climates. This variety produces extra-large, round to oblate fruits that are smooth and consistently-uniform. Yields are prolific and fruits have an excellent flavor that makes it ideal for fresh market or backyard gardening. It performs well in warmer zones, but is also widely-adapted for any growing zone.
Florida 91 Tomato produces strong, vigorous vines can continue to produce well into the warmer months. It has a great disease-resistance package which includes resistance to gray leaf spot, alternaria, verticillium and fusarium. This is a go-to variety for preserving tomatoes in juices, sauces, salsas and more!
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.
Florida 91 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: Alternaria Stem Canker, Fusarium Wilt, Gray Leaf Spot, Verticillium Wilt