Growing Husky Red Hybrid Tomato Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Solanum lycopersicum
- Other Names: Husky Red tomatoes
- Days to Maturity: 78 days
- Hardiness Zone: Annual, not intended for overwintering
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 24-36”
- Row Spacing: 3’
- Growth Habit: Dwarf indeterminate vines with potato leaves; reaches approximately 4 to 4-1/2' tall; 7- to 8-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 of direct sunlight 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
Husky Red Hybrid Tomato Seed Growth Habits:
With a dwarf indeterminate growth habit, Husky Red tomato seeds grow very well in containers, raised beds, greenhouses, and gardens with limited space. They grow staked or caged without pinching.
Bearing red 7- to 8-oz. fruit that matures after 78 days, the compact, upright Husky Red tomato plant will continue to produce fruit until the first frost.
Husky Red hybrid tomato seeds should be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks before your last frost date. They can then be transplanted into an area with full sun and slightly acidic soil to achieve the best results.
Resistant to Alternaria stem canker and gray leaf spot.
Various Uses for Husky Red Tomatoes:
Husky Red tomatoes have the right size and flavor for eating fresh on sandwiches and burgers, and they are delicious in salads. They can also be used for canning, making tomato sauce, and cooking.
Husky Red Hybrid Tomato Benefits:
Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin K, and calcium. Husky Red hybrid tomatoes also have lycopene, a heart-healthy antioxidant.
Related to potato, pepper, eggplant, and tobacco plants, tomato plants are a member of the nightshade (Solanaceae) family. Avoid growing tomatoes where another member of the Solanaceae family was recently grown, as they can be susceptible to some of the same diseases.
To keep Husky Red tomatoes fresh and flavorful, keep them out of the refrigerator. Instead, store them in a shaded area at room temperature.
Tomato plants are native to the tropical regions of Central and South America, which means they will thrive in warm, sunny conditions with evenly moist soil. A consistent watering schedule can even help prevent some common tomato issues, including blossom end rot and cracking.
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 oz - Approximately 10,000 Seeds