Aosta Organic Tomato

Nature & Nurture Seeds

Solanum lycopersicum

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Pkt(≈ 30 seeds)
Certified Organic

Gorgeous clusters of bright red, sweet fruit. We fell head-over-heels for Aosta - it was love at first bite! An Italian heirloom from the Alps, these tomatoes are great fresh and cooked. Fruit are extra large cherry size with a bit of firmness and are low-acid.

Plants ripen early, are disease resistant and very productive. Fruit stay ripe on the vine for weeks without cracking. 65 days to maturity.

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. Frequent watering will help to minimize cracking of tomatoes.