Sweet Hearts Tomato is hybrid, indeterminate grape tomato variety with brilliant red color and heavy yields. This grape tomato is widely-considered one of the best grape tomato varieties in existence. It is widely-adapted and resistant to several common tomato diseases. Sweet Hearts is a great option for greenhouse, high tunnel, and outdoor production.
Sweet Hearts Tomato produces loads of deep red fruits that have a high sugar content and are resistant to cracking. The skins are light, so the flavor pops in your mouth when you take a bite. The fruits have an increased shelf-life and store well after harvesting.
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.
Sweet Hearts 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: 60
Disease Resistance: Fusarium Wilt, Leaf Mold, Tomato Mosaic Virus