Tomato ‘Brad’s Atomic Grape’

Solanum lycopersicum

Features

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

Description

Hands down, this marvelous novelty is the most unique and striking tomato variety in the garden. Well-behaved plants are covered in long trusses of delicious oblong, slender fruit. Tomatoes are a green-and-purple tie-dye color, and as they age they take on an orange cast, making an eye-catching display. A must-grow!

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 5 to 7 ft
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 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

Hands down, this marvelous novelty is the most unique and striking tomato variety in the garden. Well-behaved plants are covered in long trusses of delicious oblong, slender fruit. Tomatoes are a green-and-purple tie-dye color, and as they age they take on an orange cast, making an eye-catching display. A must-grow!

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 5 to 7 ft
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 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

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