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Super Snacks Tomato Mix

Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum

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# of seeds per packet: 15 seeds / Certified Organic

Description

65-75 days. Straight from Erica’s tomato breeding program, this is Erica’s favorite tomato cross for color diversity and flavor! From yellows, pinks, and reds to stripes and splashes of color this mix is a lot of fun! It is a breeding line which means that it contains a diverse gene-pool where each plant will produce different fruit. Fruit size and shape range from cherry to saladette (elongated cherry) and are perfect for snacking and salads. 2020 was its 3rd year (F2 generation) and we were all impressed with the consistency of great flavor across plants. These seeds are F3s. Grow Super Snacks for fun or use it as the beginning of your own breeding project. Sales from this variety go to support Erica’s tomato breeding program. NN

Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Start tomato seeds inside at least 6 weeks before last frost (around 4/1). Ideal temperature for germination is 85° (use a heating mat). Days to germination: 5-14. Once leaves appear, grow plants at 72°. Plant seedlings outside late May into fertile garden soil (with lots of compost or decomposed manure) at a spacing of 18” apart. Stake tomato plants. Tomatoes are susceptible to several fungal diseases (including Early and Late Blight and Verticillium Wilt). To prevent blight, keep foliage dry by 1) Pruning tomato plants to allow for good air circulation 2) Water with drip irrigation/soaker hoses. Crop rotation is also key to preventing tomato diseases. Ideally, plant tomato plants in a spot that has not had any Solanaceae crops (tomato, peppers, eggplant, potatoes) growing there for 4 years. Regular watering will help to minimize cracking of tomatoes.

 Harvest:

Harvest when tomatoes are fully colored up (not green) and fruit is somewhat soft when squeezed.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Tomatoes are relatively easy seed-saving crops. They are primarily self-pollinated but may be crossed pollinated by insects when different tomato varieties are planted next to one another. You can just save seed and see what you get! Isolation distance of 10ft will minimize crossing while 150’ is necessary to eliminate it. Always harvest seed from the best plants. It is best, but not totally necessary, to collect seeds from a minimum of 6 plants. Collect ripe tomatoes and cut and squeeze out seeds. See instructions for fermenting seeds. Rinse and dry seeds on a screen or wax paper.

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65-75 days. Straight from Erica’s tomato breeding program, this is Erica’s favorite tomato cross for color diversity and flavor! From yellows, pinks, and reds to stripes and splashes of color this mix is a lot of fun! It is a breeding line which means that it contains a diverse gene-pool where each plant will produce different fruit. Fruit size and shape range from cherry to saladette (elongated cherry) and are perfect for snacking and salads. 2020 was its 3rd year (F2 generation) and we were all impressed with the consistency of great flavor across plants. These seeds are F3s. Grow Super Snacks for fun or use it as the beginning of your own breeding project. Sales from this variety go to support Erica’s tomato breeding program. NN

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Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Start tomato seeds inside at least 6 weeks before last frost (around 4/1). Ideal temperature for germination is 85° (use a heating mat). Days to germination: 5-14. Once leaves appear, grow plants at 72°. Plant seedlings outside late May into fertile garden soil (with lots of compost or decomposed manure) at a spacing of 18” apart. Stake tomato plants. Tomatoes are susceptible to several fungal diseases (including Early and Late Blight and Verticillium Wilt). To prevent blight, keep foliage dry by 1) Pruning tomato plants to allow for good air circulation 2) Water with drip irrigation/soaker hoses. Crop rotation is also key to preventing tomato diseases. Ideally, plant tomato plants in a spot that has not had any Solanaceae crops (tomato, peppers, eggplant, potatoes) growing there for 4 years. Regular watering will help to minimize cracking of tomatoes.

 Harvest:

Harvest when tomatoes are fully colored up (not green) and fruit is somewhat soft when squeezed.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Tomatoes are relatively easy seed-saving crops. They are primarily self-pollinated but may be crossed pollinated by insects when different tomato varieties are planted next to one another. You can just save seed and see what you get! Isolation distance of 10ft will minimize crossing while 150’ is necessary to eliminate it. Always harvest seed from the best plants. It is best, but not totally necessary, to collect seeds from a minimum of 6 plants. Collect ripe tomatoes and cut and squeeze out seeds. See instructions for fermenting seeds. Rinse and dry seeds on a screen or wax paper.

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