•Yellow Cherry Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme): Great for snacking on raw, cooking, making salsa, etc. Doesn’t split as easily as other tomato varieties, so a great choice for beginner and experienced gardeners alike! An indeterminate variety. These seeds were grown in 2020. Tomato seeds can last up to five years or more if stored properly in a cool, dark, dry place.
•Shipping: Shipped in a standard letter via USPS without tracking. Seed packet and envelope are made of 100% recycled paper.
•About Our Farm: We follow vegan organic (veganic) practices (no pesticides, no chemical fertilizers, and no domesticated animal inputs; just compost and love). All of our seeds are open-pollinated and were grown in Western North Carolina.
•Growing Instructions: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before your average last frost date in the spring. Plant 1/4” deep in flats with a good soil/compost mix. Keep them under grow lights, by a sunny window, or in a greenhouse/cold frame setup (temperature should be between 65 and 90 degrees F). Keep the soil moist. Germination should occur by 6-14 days. Once all danger of frost has passed, harden off seedlings for one week (gradually exposing them to outdoor conditions), then transplant into your outdoor garden/final planting location once nighttime temperatures no longer dip below 60 degrees F, spacing them 18” apart. Keep soil moist to avoid cracks from developing in tomatoes, which can be caused by fluctuating soil moisture. Be sure to stake/cage/support your tomato plants in some way. Otherwise, your tomatoes will flop on the ground and have a greater chance of rotting/becoming diseased. Also be sure to trim the branches closest to the ground, known as “suckers.” You don’t want any leaves drooping down and touching the soil, as this can lead to disease. This particular tomato variety has the tendency to produce many suckers. Highly productive though! Also remove any leaves that look diseased/brown/off color so as to prevent the disease from spreading. Harvest tomatoes when they are yellow or just starting to turn yellow. The almost yellow tomatoes will continue to ripen off the vine and will eventually turn yellow sitting on your kitchen counter. There are plenty of recipes for green tomatoes as well!
•Please message me with any questions you may have :) Also, if you’re interested in learning more about us, our growing practices, and what we’re up to throughout the year, follow us on Instagram at: @asimina_acres