Growing Caribe Tomato Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Solanum lycopersicum
- Other Names: Caribe tomatoes
- Days to Maturity: 85 days
- Hardiness Zone: Annual, not intended for overwintering
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 18 - 36”
- Row Spacing: 3’
- Growth Habit: Determinate, compact plant; 8-oz. fruit
- Soil Preference: Slightly acidic to neutral soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8
- Temp Preference: Nighttime temperatures above 55 degrees F and daytime temperatures below 90 degrees F
- Light Preference: Full sun, at least 8 hours
- Pests/diseases: Blossom end rot, early blight, late blight, tomato hornworms, aphids, whiteflies, Verticillium wilt, Fusarium wilt
- Color: Bright red
Heirloom Caribe Tomato Seed Growth Habits:
Caribe tomato seeds produce determinate tomato plants that remain compact and easy to care for whether they are grown in containers or in garden rows. Tolerant of both humid and dry climates, the Caribe tomato is an excellent choice for growing as an annual in all USDA hardiness zones.
As is the case with most tomatoes, Caribe tomato seeds should be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks before your area's last frost date. Tomatoes prefer warm weather and are intolerant to frost, so it is best to harden off the seedlings and transplant them into the garden after your nighttime temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees F.
Tomatoes prefer soil that is slightly acidic to neutral. Be sure your site drains well and gets at least 8 hours of sunlight each day.
Throughout the growing season, be sure to water the Caribe tomato plants consistently to prevent blossom end rot and fruit cracking.
Various Uses for Caribe Tomatoes:
Caribe heirloom tomatoes are the picture-perfect tomato with a globe-like shape, 8-oz. size, and bright red color. They are excellent for fresh use on salads and for slicing up for sandwiches and burgers. Pair Caribe tomatoes with mozzarella cheese, basil, and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette to make a delicious caprese salad.
Caribe Tomato Benefits:
Tomatoes are rich in vitamins C, A, and K, and they support heart health with lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, plus potassium, niacin, folate, and vitamin B6.
While tomatoes are native to South America and Central America, they're now one of the most widely grown vegetables (botanically a fruit) around the world.
Heirloom tomatoes are open-pollinated tomato varieties that are popular with people who save seeds as well as people shopping fresh markets for the best-tasting tomatoes.
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 g - Approximately 265 Seeds
- 0.25 oz - Approximately 1,875 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 7,500 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 30,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 120,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 600,000 Seeds