Early Tomatoes

Carmello Tomato

Carmello Tomato

TM895

70 days. Too often hybrid tomatoes lack the flavor we want. That's not the case with Carmello—it has flavor for days!! Carmello produces heavy clusters of round fruit on strong, uniform plants. Especially impressive is its generous size fruit and well-developed flavor for such an early hybrid tomato. Indeterminate plants are exceptionally disease resistant. F 1, L, N, TMV, ToMV 0-2, V. IR: RK.
Also available as a plant.

   Hybrid Variety
  • TM895/S
  • 20 seeds
  • $3.50

  • TM895/P
  • 100 seeds
  • $8.60

  • TM895/B
  • 250 seeds
  • $13.55
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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
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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Only one seed germinated!
Apr 29, 2018  |  By Tom Low
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I planted the whole packet and only one of the seeds germinated. The one that did germinate struggled for survival and sadly didn't make it very far after transplanting. I am very disappointed as I had high hopes for this variety and they are very difficult for me to get more of.
best tasting ever
Sep 9, 2017  |  By ginger smith
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I start from seed and am never disappointed in the amount of tomatoes I get and the best flavor of any others I have grown
Almost perfect
May 20, 2017  |  By Matthew D Mullin
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I grew these last summer (2016) which was a bit wet and cool. Most things in my garden--even most of the weeds--got powdery mildew. These aren't listed as resistant to PM, but they were unaffected. They did develop some black spots and yellowing of the older leaves toward the end of season. They produced well and had plenty of flavor. Nearly every seed I planted sprouted. The previous year (2015), Fantastic Hybrid produced more and had somewhat better flavor, but I'm not sure that variety would have performed as well in 2016. I feel like Carmello's early ripening was a big asset. I also planted Gold Nugget tomatoes, and the Carmello ripened about 3 days after those. I'll be growing these as my primary tomato from now on.