Tomato HANNAH’S PRIZE DWARF Organic Indeterminate Non-GMO 20 Seeds
100% Pure Seed – No Filler – Non-GMO
Dwarf Hannah's Prize - Organic Tomato Seeds
- Days: 75
- Size: Dwarf
- Color: Red
- Season: Mid-Season
- Seeds Per Pack: 20 - 25
- Regular, rugose-leaf, dwarf plant produces abundant crop of 6-12 oz., oblate, red with light striping, tomatoes with very nice, well-balanced, slightly tart flavors.
History: Developed by the Dwarf Tomato Project. (Softy family)
- The Softy family was created by Sherry Long in 2012 by crossing German Red Strawberry with Dwarf Stone. Dwarf Hannah's Prize was selected and named by Susan Oliverson, who carried out essentially all of the remaining stabilization effort, with a bit of work from Dee Sackett and Craig LeHoullier.
Mother Nature's Seeds is proud to announce that we are carrying Dwarf Tomato Project Heirloom Seeds
Dwarf Tomatoes provide an opportunity for space-challenged gardeners: those who plant in containers, on patios or balconies, roof-tops, in sun rooms or greenhouses or those who plant in smaller outside garden spaces, to enjoy the different colors and flavors of larger fruited varieties that were previously only available by growing in tall, indeterminate heirlooms.
These varieties were all made possible and available to you by the "Dwarf Tomato Project" - truly the first open-source breeding project, composed of all volunteer, amateur, hobby gardeners led by Craig LeHoullier and Patrina Nuske-Small.
The Benefits of Dwarf Tomatoes
- Plants are sturdy, attractive and productive!
- Plants vary in height from 2 to 4.5 feet, requiring less caging or trellising.
- Dark and dense (rugose) foliage, thick central stem.
- Tomatoes of all sizes and shapes, including some large fruits up to 18 ounces.
- Easy to grow in pots, on balconies. Wherever space is limited.
How to Grow Tomato Seeds
Planting Tomato Seeds
- PLANTING SEASON: Warm Season
- SOWING METHOD: Start Indoors
- LIGHT REQUIREMENT: Full Sun
- PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4-1/2 inch
- PLANT SPACING: 18 to 36 inches
- WATER NEEDS: Average
When to Plant Tomato Seeds
You can start tomatoes indoors or go straight to your garden bed. If starting indoors, plant 4-6 weeks before the last killing frost. Transplanting is best done 1 to 2 weeks after the average date of the last frost for your region. If starting in your garden bed, wait 1-2 weeks after the last killing frost to plant.
Where to Plant Tomato Seeds
If planting directly in your garden, choose area that has plenty of light and well draining soil.
How to Plant Tomato Seeds
Planting in a growing tray for indoor start: Fill each spot with soil leaving a quarter inch at the top. Put 2-3 seeds per container then sprinkle soil on top. Keep soil moist but not soaked. Once plants start forming, more water can be applied. Keep in area that allows for plenty of sunlight and rotate regularly. Directly planting in garden: Plant in rows with 2-3 seeds per section with about 2' separation from next section. Add stakes as needed to keep plants upright.
How to Harvest Tomatoes
When the tomato is 1/2 green and 1/2 pink is when you can start harvesting your tomato. It will continue to ripen once picked. Keep in cool place to allow it to ripen without damaging the fruit or losing flavor or nutrients.
Don't forget to plant Marigolds around your tomatoes!
- So why do marigolds and tomatoes grow well together?
- Marigolds and tomatoes are good garden buddies with similar growing conditions.
- Research studies have indicated that planting marigolds between tomatoes protects the tomato plants from harmful root-knot nematodes in the soil.
- Many gardeners believe that the pungent scent of marigolds also discourages a variety of pests such tomato hornworms, whiteflies, thrips, and maybe even rabbits!
Store your seeds in a cool, dry and dark location.
Most seeds have a long shelf life, years even, but heat and moisture will cut that life short.
Dedicate a drawer or cabinet to storing your seeds where you can also house your gardening journal close at hand for dreaming, planning and preparing.
Tomato Dwarf Hannah's Prize Organic Tomato Seeds 20+ Seeds
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