25 Seeds per pack
(Lycopersicon lycopersicum) 74-80 days From Dade County, Florida, developed by the University of Florida to be resistant to the particular problems that affect tomatoes in southern states. Floradade Tomatoes are determinate, producing good yields of firm, jointless, and flavorful tomatoes. Good disease resistance.
Planting Instructions for Floradade Tomato Seeds
Start Floradade Tomato seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Plant the Tomato seeds ¼” deep in sterile seed starting mix. Germination occurs in 6-14 days in soil 70-90°F. Once true leaves develop, separate Heirloom / Open Pollinated Tomato plants into 3-4″ pots, placing in full light & cooler temps (60-70°F). Set out hardened off Tomato transplants, in full sun, once soil has warmed, 18-30″ apart, in rows 3-4′ apart. Plant tall, spindly Tomato seedlings deeper, the stems will sprout roots and support and strengthen the plant. To help prevent blossom end rot, put 1 Tbs of lime, ground oyster shells, or crushed eggshells at the bottom of your planting hole. The calcium will help build strong cell walls once your heirloom tomatoes plants start producing fruit. For strong Floradade tomato plants, add 1 Tbs of aged compost and 1 Tbs of bone meal to the bottom of the hole as well.