Growing Mountain Pride Hybrid Tomato Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Solanum lycopersicum
- Other Names: Mountain Pride Tomatoes
- Days to Maturity: 77 days
- Hardiness Zone: Annual, not intended for overwintering
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 24-36”
- Row Spacing: 3’
- Growth Habit: Determinate; 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; nighttime temperatures above 55 degrees F and daytime temperatures below 90 degrees F
- 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
Mountain Pride Tomato Seed Growth Habits:
The determinate vines of the Mountain Pride hybrid tomato plant produce round, firm red fruits weighing approximately 8-oz. apiece. The Mountain Pride tomato is an F1 hybrid developed by North Carolina State University for growing in mountainous regions and high elevations.
Mountain Pride tomato plants are warm-weather annual crop and are intolerant of frost, so the seeds should be sown indoors 6 to 8 weeks prior to your last frost date. The seedlings should then be hardened off gradually before they are transplanted into the garden, raised bed, or outdoor container.
Tomato plants grow best when they receive abundant sunshine, and they thrive in well-draining soil that is slightly acidic (6.0) to nearly neutral (6.8) on the pH scale.
It's important to water Mountain Pride tomato plants so that the soil stays evenly moist. This helps prevent fruit cracking as well as blossom end rot.
Various Uses for Mountain Pride Tomatoes:
As a standard round red tomato, the Mountain Pride hybrid tomato has a classic tomato flavor that makes it ideal for salads, slicing, salsa and stews. The firm fruit also holds up well to canning.
Mountain Pride Hybrid Tomato Benefits:
Mountain Pride tomatoes have nutrients, such as vitamin A and calcium, that can help you eat a healthy diet. Mountain Pride tomatoes also have antioxidants, including lycopene, which are necessary for a healthy heart and healthy eyes.
Developed by North Carolina State University to be grown higher elevations and mountainous areas. Each plant yields six to eight flavorful and firm tomatoes. A great choice for any high elevation home or market garden. Tomato is a warm weather crop best if started indoors about 6-8 weeks prior to final spring frost. Plant 2-3 seeds a quarter inch deep per cell in fertile, humusy, and well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Seeds germinate in 5-14 days, transplant best starts to 1 per pot or 18-36 inch apart in the garden. Ideal in container gardening. Determinate (produces all at once, as opposed to through the season).
Seeds Per Package:
- 250 mg - Approximately 60 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