New! The best determinate tomato for the hoophouse.
If you plan to grow a determinate tomato in a hoophouse or greenhouse, try BHN 589. Plant is well adapted to hoophouse conditions, and offers a surprising combination of fruit quality, shelf life, and really good flavor. NOTE: All orders are considered custom orders because these plants are grown to your selection. Sorry, no cancellations. Organically grown.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Solanum lycopersicum
Item Form: (P) Pkt of 30 seeds
INDETERMINATE: (climbing) varieties should be staked, trellised, or caged, and pruned for best results; fruit ripens over an extended period.
BLOSSOM END ROT: Prevent blossom end rot by providing abundant soil calcium and an even supply of soil moisture.
INSECT PESTS: Use row covers to protect young seedlings from flea beetles. Tomato hornworms can be controlled with Bacillus thuringiensis. Use spinosad for potato beetle larvae and adults.
HARVEST: Fully vine-ripen fruit only for local retailing or use. To deliver sound fruit, pick fruit less ripe the further the distance and the longer the time between the field and the customer.
STORAGE: Store firm, ripe fruit 45-60°F (7-16°C) for 4-7 days.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From transplants.
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