Tumbling Tom Red Tomato - Hybrid Garden Seeds
The Tumbling Tom Red Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum x), is native to South America and is also known as “Tommy Tumbler Tomatoes.” They are ideal for hanging baskets because they don’t need staking. Sure, the plant has vines, but they stretch outward, forming more of a trailing bush.
The Tumbling Tom Red Tomato is best grown in hardiness zones 3-14. The soil must be between 75-90° F in order for the plant to germinate. If sowing outdoors, wait till nighttime temperatures are at or above 60° F until you start. You may be able to get a second harvest the following year.
Tumbling Tom produces high yields of bright red and yellow fruits that are about the size of grapes. Pack full of juicy flavor!
Variety: Tumbling Tom Red
Other Names: Tommy Tumbler
Seeds per Oz: Approx 9,000
Days to Maturity: 63-70 days
Open Pollinated: No
Hardiness Zone: 6-13
Uses: Raw Snack, Salad Tomatoes, Garden Vegetable
Temp Preference: Warmer
Light Preference: Full Sun
Comments: It is recommended that you work mulch into your soil the autumn prior to spring sowing.
|Seed Planting Depth||Seeds per Ounce||Germination Temperature||Days to Germination||Row Spacing||Plant Spacing||100' Row Yield||Sun|
|1/4 inch.||. Approx 10,000||75-90° F||8-14||2 feet||10 inches||N/A||Full Sun|
Sowing: Sow tomatoes indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Keep soil at 75° F. Seedlings should emerge in 7-14 days. Or sow outdoors well after the last frost date when nighttime temperatures have stayed 60° F and above for two weeks, which is also the indicator to begin the transplanting process as well.
Transplanting: If sown indoors, harden off your plants for a period of two weeks before transplanting. Without hardening off, your plants may die from “transplant shock.” Make sure you plant in an area that hasn’t grown peppers, eggplant, potatoes, or other tomatoes for the last two years. Plant deeply, covering the roots and stem up to the first set of leaves.
Soil Preference: Keep soil warm and moist! Water a lot just after transplanting and maintain a moist but not soggy consistency. Make sure your soil has good drainage and won’t be likely to accumulate standing water at the base of the plant.
Other Tips:Mulches can help keeps weeds down and maintain even soil temperatures, which contribute to a healthy plentiful garden plant.