Growing Flame Tomato Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Solanum lycopersicum
- Other Names: Flame Tomato
- Days to Maturity: 85 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 18-36”
- Row Spacing: 4’
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-draining
- Temp Preference: 75℉
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Tomato fly, brown stinkbug
- Color: Red, with streaks of orange and yellow
- Flavor: Sweet, meaty
Flame Tomato Growth Habits:
Often started indoors, Flame Tomato should be planted under ¼” of soil. Tomatoes like it hot and should be outside when it is over 75℉, and there is no frost in the forecast. In about 85 days, you should see full-grown fruits that will be red with orange and yellow streaking. Place in a place that is full sun in the garden.
Various Uses for Flame Tomato:
Flame Tomatoes are versatile in the kitchen. Due to their medium size, Flame Tomatoes are just right for a variety of purposes. They can be sliced and enjoyed on a sandwich. Try it on a BLT at peak season. Flame tomatoes also work well in sauces or canned. This tomato variety also works well in a salad.
Flame Tomato Benefits:
Tomatoes have numerous health benefits. These include: lycopene, vitamin C, folate, and vitamin K. Lycopene is believed to reduce cancer and heart disease. If you have issues with blood clotting, adding vitamin K may help. Finally, folate is essential for cell growth, and pregnant women depend on it.
Heirloom Flame Tomato originated from West Virginia in the 1880s.
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 oz - Approximately 6,800 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 27,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 108,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 544,000 Seeds