Growing Celebrity Hybrid Tomato Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Solanum lycoperscium
- Variety: “ Celebrity Hybrid”
- Other Names:
- Days to Maturity: 65-75 days
- Hardiness Zones: 3-9
- Planting Depth: ¼-1/2"
- Plant Spacing: 2-3’
- Row Spacing: 3-4’
- Growth Habit: Upright/bush
- Soil Preference: Loamy, rich and well-drained with pH 6.2-6.8
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Tomato hornworms, aphids and blossom end rot
- Color: Red sphere-shaped fruit
- Flavor: Delicious, hearty and sweet
Sowing & Growing:
Tomato seeds are best started indoors 5-8 weeks before your region’s final spring frost. Begin sowing annual tomato plants with a seed-starting container under grow lights. Plant seeds 1/4" in a warm and rich starting mix. Be sure to expose seedlings to heat and light for the duration of the day and turn them off for 8-10 hours during the night. Celebrity Hybrid Tomato seeds thrive in a temperature range of 75-85℉ and need moist soil. Germination will take 1-2 weeks. Transplant young seedlings to 3” containers before hardening off and moving outdoors. Once summer tomato plants have 2-3 sets of true leaves, expose them to outside conditions. Sow Celebrity Hybrid Tomato seeds outdoors once your region’s night temperatures don’t drop below 55℉. This hybrid hearty tomato prefers full sun and needs 1-2” of watering per week, especially during fruit development. Allow the top layer of soil to dry before watering mature tomato plants. Till rich, composted soil and prepare 8-12” holes. Remove the smaller leaves on each plant, leaving a single top set of leaves. Set Celebrity Hybrid plants deep in the hole, with only their top set of healthy leaves exposed. Space the plants 2-3’ apart with 3-4’ in between rows. Use a trellis for support. Without a trellis, Celebrity Hybrid Tomato plants will need 5-6’ in between rows. As these delicious tomatoes are fast-maturing, feed them by scattering a fertilizer made of peat moss and vermiculite throughout development. This rich hybrid variety produces an early-to-mid season crop. All tomato plants thrive with extra nurturing. Using row covers or mulch will help retain moisture and protect your garden-grown plants all summer long. Even though this popular Celebrity Tomato seed adapts to different climates and is disease and crack-resistant, tomatoes still need warmer conditions and enough water in order to produce delicious fruit. Hybrid varieties prefer loamy and well-drained soil with a pH level of 6.2-6.8. Add a rich compost for healthy tomatoes. This sphere-shaped slicing tomato is technically a determinate seed, however; due to its active growth and high yield, Celebrity Hybrids have been considered semi-determinate and can be harvested for longer. Their sphere-shaped fruits make hearty summer slicing tomatoes and can provide a rich pasta sauce!
As Celebrity Hybrid Tomato seeds are an early season variety, these hearty plants should be ready for harvest around 70 days from the sowing date. As a semi-determinate bush crop, this hybrid tomato will keep producing into late summer until your region’s first frost, which is why some gardeners consider Celebrity Hybrid Tomatoes midseason. Harvest by gently pulling the red fruit from their calyx hat with one hand, while holding the stem with the other. Harvest consistently to allow more growth. You can also use gardening shears so you don’t damage the 8-10 oz sweet tomatoes. A popular way to store garden-grown tomatoes is by canning them for a sauce or salsa. Pick your final round of Celebrity Hybrid Tomatoes in early fall to allow them to ripen more in room temperature.
As this different annual bush variety grows as somewhere in between, Celebrity Hybrid plants provide a high yield of 30 tomatoes each and grow all summer in healthy conditions!
Celebrity Hybrid Tomato Seeds Per Package:
- 1 oz - Approximately 7,270 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 29,080 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 116,320 Seeds
- 5 lbs - Approximately 581,600 Seeds