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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.
Not available as a plant.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 35-40 seeds per 1/8 gram.
  • TM936/L
  • 1/8 gram Organic
  • $3.75

  • TM936/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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Fun!
Feb 3, 2015  |  By Erica
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In an awful (sopping wet and unusually cold) growing season, these little guys were verrry slow to get growing, but eventually really produced a lot in the late end of the season. Tasty, and very cute. Better tasting if you leave them on the vine and let them get more of a light yellow. They do NOT separate from the stem well, cracking or peeling off bits of skin - so they are best eaten in the garden or right away after picking. Or, not wanting to miss out on any tomatoes in a season when all the big heirlooms rotted on the vine before ripening, I took to bringing out the kitchen shears and snipping 'em off the vine so I could keep them on the counter a few days. They were on the better end of things for crack resistance; I imagine if it had been a normal summer we'd have lost nearly none to cracking.
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!