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Small-Type Tomatoes

Absolutely nothing compares to eating a sun-warmed, homegrown Tomato straight off the vine. This garden mainstay is easily grown and most rewarding. Start seed in a warm, bright, well-ventilated area six to eight weeks before setting out. Transplant out after the last spring frost date. To encourage stockiness, sink seedlings deeper into the well-enriched soil than you grew them - soil should cover the lowest layer of leaves. Position stakes, cages or supports at that time to avoid disturbing the plants later on. Keep soil evenly moist and well-fertilized. Once harvested, store Tomatoes at room temperature, as anything below 50°F destroys the enzyme that gives Tomatoes their flavor. When a variety is said to have determinate vines, it means that the vines top out and all of the fruit ripens at once. When a variety is said to have indeterminate vines, it means that the vines keep growing and bearing fruit until a killing frost. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.

Yellow Currant Tomato

70-80 days. This yellow version of the miniscule red heirloom, Red Currant, is just as wonderful. It continuously produces hundreds of tiny, tasty Tomatoes as long as the weather stays warm. Its vines can live with leaner soil than most and it is slightly drought tolerant. The seedlings are small: grow on to about 6" tall before planting out in full sun. Give the sprawling, indeterminate plants stakes and room. They grow 3' or more up and out. The diminutive fruits are intensely tomatoey and tart. (OP.)

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Catalog #4340
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