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Peacevine Tomato Organic

Peacevine Tomato Organic

TM896

75 days. Indeterminate. Developed by Dr. Alan Kapuler. Tremendous producer of 3/4 inch cherry tomatoes borne on trusses. Most fruit is red, although occasionally orange/gold; exceptionally delicious and high in vitamin C. Peacevine earned its name from its high content of gamma amino butyric acid, an amino acid that acts as a calming body sedative.
Not available as a plant.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 35-40 seeds per 1/8 gram.
  • TM896/L
  • 1/8 gram Organic
  • $3.75

  • TM896/M
  • 1 gram Organic
  • $8.85
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthSoil Temp. for Trans.Plant SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per 1/8 gramFertilizer Needs
70-90°F6-141/4"55°FSee below3-4'80%3 years≈ 35-40High


Lycopersicon lycopersicum The first ripe, juicy tomato of summer is a delicious milestone of the season for gardeners. Each year we test and evaluate more than 250 tomato varieties to bring you the most flavorful, best performing selections, for every desired use. An array of nutrients and antioxidants including the especially potent lycopene, found in its highest concentration in tomatoes, supports healthy eyesight, cardiovascular health, cancer-fighting capacity, and more.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

Culture
Determinate tomatoes: grow compactly, sprawling laterally, usually do not require staking, and fruit ripens over a short period of time
Indeterminate tomatoes: grow on long vines, generally require pruning to 1 or 2 leaders that need to be trellised
• Fertile, well drained, raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatoes are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• To prevent blossom end rot use a high calcuim amendment
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

Transplanting
• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; up-pot into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Determinates can be spaced 18-24 inches apart, indeterminates 24-36 inches apart
• Tomatoes can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when fully ripe, do not refrigerate for best flavor
• Green fruit should be ripened in a cool, dark area; make sure fruit are not touching

KEY TO TOMATO DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
B | Bacterial Wilt
F* | Fusarium Wilt
FOR | Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
L | Gray Leaf Spot
LB | Late Blight
LM | Leaf Mold
N | Roundworm | Nematode
PL | Corky Root Rot
PM | Powdery Mildew
PST | Bacterial Speck
RK | Root-Knot
TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
TSWV | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
TYLCV | Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
V | Verticillium Wilt
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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Thin Skin
Sep 3, 2017  |  By Amy
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This was the first year I planted Peacevine cherry tomatoes. While I have lots of them and the plants are very healthy, the skin on the tomatoes is really thin and many of them split upon picking. This is disappointing. The flavor of this variety is good, but I will not purchase them again.
Great performer
Feb 7, 2015  |  By Paul Bradford
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Had 2 plants in my garden last year trellised to a piece of cattle panel. We had so many that our neighbors and family we well supplied as were we. While the flavor is not on par with Sweet Millions they are excellent in salads or (my favorite) right off the vine. The added benefit of high Vit. C and a calming amino acid helps with my high blood pressure. A must have in the garden every year for me.
These should be called war vine.
Dec 22, 2014  |  By Mike Strout
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I grew nine varieties of cherry tomatoes in my hydroponic setup this year and sadly, this finished in 8th place for a few reasons. First off, this plant is supper AGGRESSIVE. Four of these plants took me about a hour a week to try to keep sufficiently pruned. I would often tell my wife that I was at war with my Peacevines because they were such a pain to manage. All that pruning work would have been worth it if the fruit was even half as tasty or prolific as my Sweet Millions. I found the fruit to be small and unimpressive. I definitely won't be planting these again.