One of the truly great characteristics of the Hossinator (STM2255), though, is that despite being a hybrid, it has the amazing vine-ripe acidic flavor of an heirloom tomato that is difficult to find today. The Hossinator (STM2255) has a medium growth height and produces impressively large fruits that average 8oz – 12oz each with no pruning needed. However, this variety can benefit from pruning to grow truly massive, award-winning tomatoes. If you want to grow huge tomatoes, simply prune suckers from the bottom of the plant up to the 4th limb. Pelleted.
The Hossinator Tomato (STM2255) is an absolute show-stopper! This determinate slicer variety is extremely versatile and has been widely adapted to successfully grow in different regions and seasons. It features a smooth, firm globe shape and an attractive scarlet red skin with a deep red flesh whose flavor is truly remarkable. The Hossinator (STM2255) has been bred to have one of the best disease packages of any tomato on the market.
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 the bloom set. Tomatoes do best when transplanted, as the germination time can be longer than most vegetable seeds. They grow very well in our heavy-duty seed starting trays. Plants should be started 4-6 weeks before the intended outdoor planting date.
Hossinator Tomato (STM2255) 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: 68-73
Disease Resistance: Alternaria Stem Canker, Fusarium Wilt, Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Crown and Root Rot, Gray Leaf Spot, Tomato Spotted Wilt, Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus: Israel Strain
HERE’S HOW TO ENTER:
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CONTEST ENDS AUGUST 31, 2022.