Tachi Tomato is a hybrid, saladette or Roma-type tomato with excellent disease resistance, including resistance to root knot nematodes. This is a determinate tomato variety that will produce a medium-sized plant. The fruits are dark red with excellent flavor and texture. Tachi Tomato produces extra-large, blocky fruits that are elongated like a traditional Roma tomato. They have an exceptional shelf-life and may be picked at the mature green or vine ripe stage. This hybrid tomato sets fruit well in hot and humid conditions. This is a great variety for making Italian sauces for pizza and pasta. It also is a great variety for making fresh salsa, canning and preserving. Seeds are pelleted for ease of planting into seed trays.
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.
Tachi 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 Tolerance: Alternaria Stem Canker, Fusarium Wilt, Root Knot Nematode, Verticillium Wilt, Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus