Tomato – Siberian

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$2.75

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Description

25 Seeds per pack

(Lycopersicon lycopersicum) 48 days       Siberian Heirloom Open Pollinated Tomato is our earliest tomato at 48 Days. Siberian is capable of settings fruit at 38° on sturdy, dark green bush plants. Fruit are bright red, 3 – 5 oz in weight, and bunch in clusters of 30 or more. A Russian traveler is said to have smuggled seed out in 1975. Siberian is Determinate.

Planting Instructions for Siberian Tomato Seeds

Start Siberian 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 tomato plants, add 1 Tbs of aged compost and 1 Tbs of bone meal to the bottom of the hole as well.

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  1. Bryson VanCleve

    I’m not sure why this tomato isn’t more widely known and preferred. If you are a commercial grower like me or a home gardener, this is basically the heirloom version of an early girl tomato. However, you don’t need to trellis or cage them because they are a rare compact bush variety that only reaches 2.5 ft tall. We plant in fabric and I can easily get away with a double row of 18″ spacing on my 4′ fabric which equals 132 plants in my 100 ft rows. They are prolific, tasty and fast to maturity like the early girl, and are also the same size. But, they are less effort because you just pick them off of a small bush plant that only gets about 2.5 ft tall. However this review is for my state of Arkansas. In Oregon where you may grow a yellow sweet tomato, this plant may or may not do as well for flavor there. In Arkansas they are a tasty, acidic, red tomato. God bless.

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