SummerPick Tomato is a hybrid, determinate variety with extra-large fruits and one of the best disease-resistance packages you’ll find! This beefsteak tomato variety produces jumbo fruits that average 3/4 lb each. Summerpick is great for gardens of any size. It performs well when grown on a large-scale, but also makes the perfect patio tomato plant. Because it is determinate, it will have a concentrated fruit set where it produces large amounts of delicious tomatoes in a short time span. Along with its disease package, SummerPick is known for its remarkable flavor. It has the perfect balance of sugars and acids to give it a mouth-watering tomato tang. This is the ideal canning tomato.
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. We recommend using the Florida Weave trellising technique that involves using stakes and twine along the row. This ensures that plants and fruits stay off the ground, reducing the possibility of disease and keeping fruits clean.
SummerPick 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: Fusarium Wilt, Verticillium Wilt, Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus, Root Knot Nematode, Tomato Apex Necrosis, Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus, Gray Leaf Spot