Growing Heirloom Sub Arctic Plenty Tomato Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Solanum lycoperscium
- Tomato Type: Determinate
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 3-11
- Days to Maturity: 50-60
- Days to Germination: 7-14
- Seeding Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 24-36"
- Row Spacing: 24-36"
- Plant Height: 15-24"
- Growth Habit: Bushy, no staking
- Soil Preference: Moist, fertile, composted, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 65-85 °F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Sub Arctic Plenty Color: Bright red skin with dark red meat
- Sub Arctic Plenty Tomato Flavor: Tart, with some acidity
- Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to fusarium wilt and blight. Watch for aphids, flea beetles, and tomato hornworms.
How to Grow Sub Arctic Plenty Tomatoes from Seed
Sub Arctic Plenty tomato seeds are a warm weather crop best if started indoors about 6-8 weeks prior to final spring frost. Plant 2-3 Sub Arctic tomato seeds 1/4" deep per cell in fertile, humusy, and well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Tomato seeds germinate in 5-14 days, transplant best starts to 1 per pot or 18-36" apart in n organically-rich, well-drained soil in full sun. Ideal in container gardening and no stkaing necessary.
Sub Arctic Plenty seeds produce a determinate tomato crop. Before sowing, know whether the seed is determinate or indeterminate, as each will exhibit different habits. Determinate varieties mature to a predetermined size, producing its fruit all at once with only a minor need for staking. Indeterminate varieties grow indefinitely through the season, producing non-stop fruit while requiring heavy support.
Heirloom Sub Arctic Plenty Tomatoes in the Vegetable Garden
Plants are tolerant, disease-resistant, and cool-hardy, growing determinately as high as 48-60" tall.
Tomato seeds of all kind are the quintessential staple of summer gardening and arguably offers the most seed diversity among all seasonal fruits. Available in every possible color, shape, and size, tomato is a high-heat and full sun favorite that thrives from container and patio gardening.
Along with cucumber and summer squash, the tomato plant is one of the most productive, hardy, and heavy fruiting crops of the season.
Harvesting Sub Arctic Plenty Tomatoes
Smaller varieties such as the cherry are ready to harvest at about 80 days from sowing while larger varieties like the beefsteak may require a few extra weeks. Although vine-ripened fruit is always preferred, tomatoes can just as easily be harvested early and ripen indoors by being stored in a paper bag or box along with a banana for its ethylene gas. Ripest tomatoes may be pulled from the vine by hand, while more firm ones should be clipped with shears.
About Sub Arctic Plenty Tomatoes
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Heralded as the season’s earliest fruiting tomato, the Sub Arctic Plenty tomato was developed in Alberta, Canada for military troops in Greenland to grow a frost-hardy tomato.
Sub Arctic Plenty has even been a proven performer in Canada’s southern Yukon, delivering sweet 3-4 oz cherry tomatoes where others cannot!
Non-GMO Sub Arctic Plenty Tomato Seeds Per Package:
- 250 mg - Packet - Approximately 65 Seeds
- .25 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 1,875 Seeds
- 1 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 7,500 Seeds
- 4 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 30,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Bulk - Approximately 120,000 Seeds
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