Growing Patio Hybrid Tomato Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Solanum lycoperscium
- Variety: “Patio Hybrid”
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- Days to Maturity: 70 days
- Hardiness Zones: 3-9
- Planting Depth: ¼"
- Plant Spacing: 1’
- Row Spacing: 1-2’
- Growth Habit: Upright/bush
- Soil Preference: Loamy, well-drained and added compost, pH 6.0-6.5
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Tomato hornworms, aphids and blossom end rot
- Color: Bright-red fruit
- Flavor: Sweet, juicy and rich
Sowing & Growing:
Begin sowing annual patio 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. Patio Hybrid Tomato seeds thrive in a temperature range of 75-85℉ with moist soil and full sun. Germination will take 7-10 days. 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. Set mature Patio Hybrid Tomatoes outdoors once your region’s temperatures don’t drop below 50℉. Once your tomato plants are established, select 1-2 of your strongest plants and remove their smaller leaves, leaving a single top set of leaves. Plant Patio Hybrid Tomato deeply, with only its top set of leaves exposed. As this bush-type variety only reaches 2-3’ tall, you may not need to use a trellis, however, more support would help its compressed vines and upright growth. As these rich and sweet 3-4 oz tomatoes are fast-maturing, feed plants a liquid fertilizer a few times throughout development. Patio Hybrid Tomato seeds bloom an early-to-mid season determinate crop. These patio tomato plants are perfect for containers, but will need more water than garden tomatoes. Be sure to water Patio Hybrids in the morning, once the top layers have drained and at the plants’ base. All tomato varieties need warmer conditions and rich soil in order to thrive and develop fruit. Dwarf patio tomatoes prefer loamy, well-drained soil with a pH level of 6.0-6.5 and added compost. Dwarf patio tomatoes grow nicely in their own container as they greet and invite anyone passing by. Patio Hybrid Tomato seeds will not only enhance your cooking, but your mood too! This early season variety has bright-red fruit, juicy texture and will satisfy any gardener’s appetite in the heat of summer. Their fast-maturing sweetness makes tomato growing easy and are a perfect variety for kids to manage and learn!
As Patio Hybrid Tomatoes are an early season variety, these dwarf plants should be ready for harvest around 70 days from the sowing date. As a determinate bush crop, this hybrid tomato will produce a rich crop for a mid-summer harvest. You can harvest Patio Hybrid Tomato plants by gently pulling the red fruit from their calyx hat with one hand, while holding the stem with the other. You can also use gardening shears so you don’t damage the 3-4 oz fruit. It’s best to let tomatoes stay on the vine for longer to allow their fruit to fully develop their bright-red color and sweetness. As this early season annual tomato is perfect for container growing, try cooking up a new tomato dish that is easy for kids to learn for an enhanced summer activity!
Patio tomatoes grow best in a seed-starting mix or organic potting soil rather than in garden soil. This dwarf hybrid variety also needs a liquid fertilizer added a few times throughout development.
70 days. Excellent for containers and small gardens, Patio produces 3 to 4 ounce fruit on compact determinate plants. Approx. 9,800 seeds/oz.