Tomato Seeds – Supersweet 100 Hybrid
65-70 days. Non-GMO Supersweet 100 Hybrid Tomato seeds. Supersweet 100 Hybrid Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum), are very flavorful and uniformly shaped cherry tomatoes that grow in long lovely clusters.
Supersweet 100 Hybrid Tomato – Hybrid Garden Seeds
The Supersweet 100 Hybrid Tomato plant (Lycopersicon esculentum), is a favorite among foodies. It is packed with flavor and contains more vitamin C than other cherry tomato varieties. Indeterminate, growing in long clusters of about quarter-sized tomatoes.
The Supersweet 100 Hybrid Tomato is best grown in hardiness zones 6-14. 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.
Supersweet 100 has a long growing season, allowing you to harvest many times over the summer. And as long as the weather is warm and it continues to get sun, this tomato plant will keep producing! Harvest when tomatoes show deep color and are firm to the touch.
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. Supersweet 100 Hybrid Tomatoes require a trellis system of some kind. Simple cages and box trellises work just great!
Supersweet 100, (F1) Tomato Seeds
Tomatoes are one of the most common plants grown in the garden, but they are usually grown from transplants bought at the store and not seeds. However, growing a tomato from seed allows for more options when it comes to the type of tomatoes a gardener wants to grow. Tomatoes range from typical red to yellow to seedless and heirloom varieties. Homegrown tomatoes taste delicious fresh, or they can be used for canning, sauces and other recipes.
Before Planting: Tomatoes should be grown in a sunny location with good soil drainage.
Planting: Start seeds indoors under controlled conditions. Use soilless grow media. Place in a sunny window with at least 8 hours of sunlight. Water only when soil feels dry to touch. No fertilizer is needed until transplanting. Using a heating pad to keep the soil between 70-80°F. Slowly introduce your tomato seedlings to the outdoor environment one week before transplanting. Each day add more time outside. Start with shade and no wind outdoors and work your way up gradually to sun and wind. Transplant after last frost date and soil temperature has reach 60°F.
Watering: Water at least 1 inch per week. Always water the base of the plant and not the leaves.
Fertilizer: Add 1 ounce of high phosphorus fertilizer (5-10-10) in hole before transplanting. Fertilize again when first tomatoes begin to appear and then again when first tomato is picked.
Days to Maturity: Tomatoes are ripe when they have reached the right color – red for red tomatoes, yellow for yellow tomatoes and so on – and are slightly soft when squeezed. This is usually 65 to 80 days after planting.
Harvesting: Fully vine-ripen fruit only for local retailing or use. To deliver sound fruit, pick fruit less ripe the further the distance and the longer the time between the field and the customer. Store firm, ripe fruit 45-60°F for 4-7 days. Some varieties will store longer.
Tips: Learn the common tomato diseases in your area. Select resistant varieties. For prevention, use young, healthy transplants, avoid overhead irrigation, plow in tomato plant refuse in the fall, rotate crops, and do not handle tobacco or smoke before handling plants. Fungicides can reduce certain diseases when properly selected and applied. Prevent Blossom End Rot by providing abundant soil calcium and an even supply of soil moisture. Use row covers to protect young seedlings from flea beetles. Tomato hornworms can be controlled with bacillus thuringiensis. Use spinosad for potato beetle larvae and adults.
Avg. Planting Rates: Avg. 785 seeds/667 plants to produce 1,000 ft. of row. Avg. 8,540 seeds/1 oz., to produce 1 acre of transplants, 18″ between plants in rows 4′ apart (7,260 plants needed).
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