Striped German - Tomato

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The Striped German tomato is a beautiful heirloom variety that produces large, flat fruit with variable shoulder ribbing. The fruits are a pretty mix of yellows, oranges, and reds, and are very meaty with a complex, fruity flavor. This variety is sure to impress with its large fruit size (up to 2.5lbs!) and attractive coloring. The vines are medium-tall and produce loads of fruit, making this an excellent choice for both home gardens and market growers. Indeterminate.

Start seed indoors 5-7 weeks before last frost. Provide plants with plenty of light to avoid tall, spindly tomato transplants. A sunny south-facing window or grow lights will be sufficient. A heat mat helps to speed up the germination process. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 65-85 degrees. A few weeks before transplanting time, harden off plants by exposing them to an increasing number of hours outdoors each day. Delay transplanting until your soil has thoroughly warmed up in the spring; usually about 2 weeks after the your average last frost date. Set transplants in the ground and cover stem so that only 2-3 sets true leaves are exposed, resulting in a stronger root system.

Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Days to Maturity: 78-90 from transplants
Seed Depth: 1/4-1/2"
Days to Sprout: 6-12
Plant Spacing: 15-24"
Row Spacing: 3-4'
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 4-6'
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: No