When to plant in Spring:
- Earliest Planting Date: 2 weeks after Average Last Frost
- Latest Planting Date: 5 weeks after Average Last Frost
- Length of Planting Window: 3 weeks
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Planting: Sow seeds indoors ¼ inch deep, 6 weeks before last frost. Transplant when outside soil is warm and temperatures remains warm. When you transplant outdoors, place plants 2 to 3 feet apart.
Peat Pellets: This tomato can be started in peat pellets if you’re looking to get started early. Download our peat pellet guide for more information.
Care: Plants get 7 to 8’ tall, so you may want to use, cages, stakes, or trellis. Remove lower leaves that are starting to yellow.
Harvesting: Tomatoes will be ripe when they get about 1 inch around and turn a deep red color with black hues. After you pick, do not store them in the refrigerator. Tomatoes lose a lot of their flavor and nutritional properties when refrigerated. Store instead on your counter on old newspapers or a kitchen towel.
Special Instructions/Tips: Make sure to plant in an area that gets plenty of bright sunlight to avoid leggy plants.
Days to Maturity: 57 days from transplant