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White Currant Tomato Organic

White Currant Tomato Organic

TM936

70-75 days. Treat yourself to one of the most unique and sweetest tasting tomato varieties known. The tiny fruit are half the size of a cherry tomato and grow in nice heavy clusters. Creamy-white in color with just a tinge of yellow. Deliciously sweet, a favorite of many trial ground visitors. Indeterminate.
Also available as a plant.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 35-40 seeds per 1/8 gram.
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Seed DepthSeed SpacingSoil Temp for Germ.Days to Germ.Thin Plants To Approximately 35-40 seeds per 1/8 gram.
1/4″See Below70-90°F6-1418-30″


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.
CULTURE: Sow seeds indoors into sterile seedling mix 6-8 weeks before your last spring frost. Plant, water lightly, and cover with plastic or a Propagation Dome to keep the seeds from drying out. When the first set of true leaves has emerged, up-pot into 3-4 inch pots and place in an area with full light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F). This will help prevent legginess. Water carefully, allowing the soil to dry on the surface between watering, but don't let the plants wilt. Fertilize with fish emulsion every 10-14 days. Seven to ten days before you want to transplant outside, set the plants in a sheltered area outdoors to harden off. Bring in or cover at night to protect from frost. After the danger of frost has passed, transplant into well worked garden soil. Blend 1/4 cup of our complete fertilizer into the soil around each plant. If you have acid soils or have been bothered by blossom end rot, a handful of bone meal should also be added. Space determinate varieties 18-24 inches apart and indeterminate varieties 20-30 inches apart. Allow 3-4 feet between rows. If your plants have become leggy, plant them deeper; the stems will actually sprout roots. Water very lightly at first, allowing the stems to adapt. To promote early growth and better yields use season extending products such as Wallo' Waters, Kozy Coats, Victorian Bell Cloches, or Red Plastic Mulch.
DETERMINATE/INDETERMINATE: Determinate varieties spread laterally and therefore do not require staking. Determinate varieties ripen at once so are a good choice for gardeners who love to can. Indeterminate varieties grow vertically until the bitter end and need to be staked or trellised for best production. They produce fruit until frost, leaving you some green tomatoes at the end of the season.
INSECTS/PESTS: Use Pyrethrin or crop row covers to discourage flea beetles early in the season, when they can be most destructive. Tomato hornworms can be controlled with Bacillus thuringienses (a bacteria also known as BT) sold as Thuricide (ZIN483 or ZIN485).
DISEASES: Natural genetic plant resistance is the best form of disease control. For diseases like early and late blight, a strict 3 year rotation and a sanitation program that includes destroying all the vines at the end of the year are your best defenses. Contact your local county extension agent for more information.
SEED SPECS: Minimum germination standard: 80%. Usual seed life: 3 years. Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplanting; add 30-35 days if direct seeding.

KEY TO TOMATO DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
ASC...Alternaria Stem Canker
EB...Early Blight
F1...Fusarium Wilt, Race 1
F2...Fusarium Wilt, Race 2
LB...Late Blight, Types US8 and US11
N...Nematodes
St...Stemphylium - Gray Leaf Spot
TMV...Tobacco Mosaic Virus
ToMV...Tomato Mosaic Virus, Strains 0, 1, and 2
V...Verticillium Wilt, Race
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Amazing little tomato
Feb 13, 2013  |  By Pete
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This tomato is amazing. They are one of the best tasting I have ever grown. Great for snacking on just like grapes! They are insanely high producers and they will naturalize quite easily. After growing these for 3 years I have these little plants sprouting up all over my property every spring. I always keep a few and pull the rest (or give them to neighbors!) - I no longer need to start these indoors (or buy more seeds!). Towards the end of the summer I harvest GALLONS of these little guys from less than 6 plants. They make a great White Currant Tomato jam.
Ditto That!
Jan 28, 2013  |  By Steve
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Ditto that review from Florida. Our white currants were a little later than expected but very much worth the wait. What flavor.
White Currant tomato = little flavor bombs!
Jun 16, 2012  |  By Susan
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Tiny, sweet, bursting with flavor! Indeterminate plants grew like crazy, TONS of fruit. Plenty to give to friends who loved them just as much. The next season, plants sprouted from fallen seeds, still just as flavorful and prolific. Older packeted seeds sprouted wonderfully, now growing plants from 2-year-old seeds and "volunteers" both. Some insect issues in Florida (mostly shield bugs), plants looking ugly but still putting on lots of fruit. Even less-than-ripe fruit is sweet, not at all bland, GREAT tomato flavor to eat by the handful, with flavors of herbs & salt without actually adding either one. Just a phenomenal tomato all-around, and I'm buying more as we did finally use up all the seed we purchased 2 years ago. Wish I could just plant my whole front yard with these, especially since we have 2 growing seasons: planted in July for fall / winter harvest, but volunteers popped up in April and are ripening in June. Can't say enough about this wonderful tomato!