Tomato ‘Currant Red’

Lycospericon pimpinfolium

Features

  • Cut-and-come-again
  • Easy to grow
  • Edible
  • Heat-loving

Description

One of the best vegetables to sneak into bouquets, tomatoes look amazing tumbling over the edge of an arrangement. This adorable variety is easy to grow and vigorous, producing an abundance of long stems loaded with tiny fruit all summer and into autumn. They are sweet and delicious for eating too!

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 4 to 6 ft
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 70 to 75 days
Plant spacing: 24 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 8 to 10 weeks before last frost, keeping the soil temperature close to 80°F to aid germination. Once seeds have sprouted, indoor temperature should be kept near 60°F. Transplant out after all danger of frost has passed and soil is thoroughly warmed. Provide staking or tomato cages.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest after all of the fruit has developed on a cluster, but before fully colored, since that’s when they begin to loosen from the stems. Remove all of the leaves, as they will wilt. Expect a vase life of 4 to 5 days.

Details

Description

One of the best vegetables to sneak into bouquets, tomatoes look amazing tumbling over the edge of an arrangement. This adorable variety is easy to grow and vigorous, producing an abundance of long stems loaded with tiny fruit all summer and into autumn. They are sweet and delicious for eating too!

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 4 to 6 ft
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 70 to 75 days
Plant spacing: 24 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 8 to 10 weeks before last frost, keeping the soil temperature close to 80°F to aid germination. Once seeds have sprouted, indoor temperature should be kept near 60°F. Transplant out after all danger of frost has passed and soil is thoroughly warmed. Provide staking or tomato cages.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest after all of the fruit has developed on a cluster, but before fully colored, since that’s when they begin to loosen from the stems. Remove all of the leaves, as they will wilt. Expect a vase life of 4 to 5 days.

Sources

How to Grow

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