Growing Early Girl Hybrid Tomato Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Solanum lycopersicum
- Other Names: Early Girl tomato
- Days to Maturity: 60 days
- Hardiness Zone: Annual, not intended for overwintering
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 14-20” staked
- Row Spacing: 3’
- Growth Habit: Indeterminate vines; 4- to 5-oz. fruit
- Soil Preference: Prefers rich soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8; Tolerates slightly acidic soil down to a pH of 5.5
- Temp Preference: Soil at 60-95 degrees F for germination
- Light Preference: Full sun, at least 6 hours per day
- Pests/diseases: Tomato hornworms, aphids, whiteflies, Colorado potato beetle, cutworms, flea beetles, blossom end rot, catface, early blight, late blight
- Color: Red fruit; green foliage
- Flavor: Sweet
Early Girl Hybrid Tomato Seed Growth Habits:
Early Girl hybrid tomato plants are one of the best known and beloved early season tomato cultivars, producing medium-size, globe to slightly flattened red fruit that starts to mature beginning 60 days after transplanting. The indeterminate vines of the Early Girl hybrid tomato variety will continue to produce fruit until the first frost.
Start the Early Girl hybrid tomato seeds 6 to 8 weeks before your last frost date and transplant them into the garden after the threat of frost has passed.
Like most tomatoes, Early Girl tomatoes will thrive in soil that's slightly acidic. The also love sunshine and evenly moist soil.
Various Uses for Early Girl Tomatoes:
A favorite variety for fresh eating, Early Girl hybrid tomatoes have a classic tomato flavor that makes them versatile when it comes to their use in the kitchen. Early Girl tomatoes are excellent slicers and salad toppers.
Early Girl Hybrid Tomato Benefits:
Red tomatoes, such as the Early Girl hybrid variety, are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin B, and calcium. Plus, they have lycopene, an antioxidant that has been shown to be beneficial to the heart.
While Early Girl hybrid tomato plants are resistant to some diseases, they should not be planted where other members of the nightshade family have recently been grown. Crop rotation plans can help reduce disease pressure among potato, pepper, tomato, and tobacco crops, as they are susceptible to similar diseases.
After harvesting ripe Early Girl tomatoes, store them at room temperature in a location that's out of direct sunlight. This is the best way to preserve their flavor, as refrigeration can make for a bland-tasting tomato.
Consistent watering is one of the most important tasks when growing tomatoes because it can help prevent blossom end rot as well as cracking.
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 oz - Approximately 9,500 Seeds