Fall Tomato Question...

ReedBaizeJune 18, 2012

I am planning on planting one EarthBox for fall with three plants. I have seed on hand so, of the varieties I have, I was probably going to go with Sun Gold Hybrid and Jetsetter VFFNTA Hybrid. As one is a cherry and one is a hybrid I figured they'd work well. Thoughts? Suggestions?

These are the only two "early" varieties I have seed for but I'm not opposed to buying seed.

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Ohiofem(6a Ohio)

I don't know if they would have problems growing together. But I do know they both grow into very large plants, so I would grow only one of each.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 4:33PM
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jll0306(9/ Sunset 18/High Desert)

I haven't grown either of the varieties you named, but from what OHIOFEM says, they may crowd each other out.Although this is my first year with EBs, I would say that you get the most productivity from the largest plants if you have only one per box.

However, what worked for me this spring was to plant two plants per box: with one being an early bearing determinate and the other a large indeterminate of either an early or mid season variety.

When the determinates had produced their fruit,I took them out and left each box to the larger plant. Even though many of the tomatoes were still green, they all ripened after I wrapped each one in newspaper for a week or so.


    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 1:40AM
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