Red Currant Tomato Seeds


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Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium
Red Currant Tomato Seeds
(72-79 days)

Sustainably Grown/Approx. 25 seeds per pkg.

Indeterminate Vines

They may be tiny, but don't let their size full you.  They are truly yummy.  Even I, who doesn't care much for raw tomatoes; love to pop them in my mouth like candy.

Red Currants are extremely good at producing tons of grape size fruits. You must give Red Currant tomatoes lots of room for their sprawling habit, and they need to stay isolated from other tomatoes (if you are saving seed they cross easy with other tomatoes).  Red Currant tomatoes are extremely flavorful, tangy, and zesty.   Red Currant's size makes them perfect in salads (no slicing or dicing!) and they VERY flavorful made into preserves.

California Grown Heirloom Seed
Red Currant tomatoes did just fine here.  I suspect if we had a warmer summer they would have had bumper yields.   Red Currants were certainly more drought tolerant than many other tomatoes and "dry farming" them certainly concentrates their flavor.  Just fine for California. 

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¼" - ½" 250-300 70-85 6-9 60" 18-36" 75 lb. Full

Planting Tips for Heirloom Tomatoes:

Most gardeners want to get the most out of these delicious heirloom tomatoes and therefore give them a head start on the growing season.  Start these vegetable seeds indoors in sterile potting mix, being sure to keep the temperature above 70 degrees.  Some people prefer to use a grow pad, but the top of the fridge has been known to be quite effective as well. 

Once the first true leaves appear on your tomato seedlings, transplant into 4" pots until you have completely hardened them off in the garden.  Hardening is a process of exposing the plants more and more to outside temperature until they are hardy enough to tolerate a complete outdoor move.  Generally speaking, by early summer heirloom tomatoes should be transplated into the garden.

Most heirloom varieties are quite productive and will greatly benefit from sturdy supports.  It may also be advisable to add blood and bone meal to the worked soil to help ensure healthy productive heirloom tomatoes.

Seed Care tips for Heirloom Tomato Seeds:

Heirloom seeds are hardy, but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - don't let the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely, and don't overwater and possibly have them rot.


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