Peaceful Valley Cherry Tomato Sweetie Certified Organic Seed Description
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Tender Annual
Indeterminate. Sweetie's large vines produce very sweet, red, round, cherry-type tomatoes up to 1 1/2" in diameter. This variety's high sugar content makes the fruit a good choice for juice or preserves. It is resistant to alternarium stem canker.
Did You Know? Research shows that protective effects of tomatoes against prostate and cardiovascular disease result from the synergy of lycopene is highest in organically grown tomatoes.
Soil temp 70-85°F
Planting depth 1./2"
Germination 6-12 days
Maturity 50-79 days
Soil and Water: Tomatoes love fertile soil rich in organic matter. Add plenty of compost prior to planting. Soil pH is preferred between 5.5-7.0. Soak the soil 4-6" deep at 7-day intervals.
Planting and Growing: Sow seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost and thin to 2" apart after the first true leaves appear. Before transplanting after the last frost, harden off the plants by placing them outdoors for a few hours to start, increasing the amount of time each day until they are accustomed to a full day of sunlight.
Harvesting and Storage: Harvest when individual fruits give slightly under finger pressure; the shoulders may not have changed color yet.