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Momotaro, Hybrid

Lycopersicon esculentum


Momotaro, Hybrid
Seed #111
This hybrid is the dominant fresh market tomato grown in Japan. It is one of the most perfect, attractive, deliciously sweet tomatoes available. An extra early variety, it is vigorous, has medium sized leaves, a medium short internode, and 6-7 fruits per cluster. Mature pink fruits have green shoulders, weigh about 1/2 lb each and are tolerant to cracking. It has a long shelf life and is a good choice for shipping. Excellent choice for fresh market and home gardening. Resistant to verticillium, fusarium 1, nematodes, Tm-1 and stemphylium.
  • Warm season annual; Indeterminate
  • Approx. 12 seeds in packet.
  • Maturity: Approx. 60 days
  • Planting season: Late spring/early summer
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Cultivation: Start seeds inside 6 weeks before last frost date (or 8 weeks before expected transplanting date). Keep soil warm until emergence. Seeds will not germinate in cool soil and planting out too early may affect plant vigor. Harden off plants carefully before transplanting. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Transplant in late spring/summer (soil temperatures at least above 60F) in a very warm and sunny location. Plant so that soil level is just below the lowest leaves. Fertilize as needed. Train to a vertical support. Too much nitrogen will produce lush foliage and few fruits.
Germination
Temperature
Seed
Depth
Seed
Spacing
Plant
Spacing
Row
Distance
75-90F 1/8-1/4" 4-6" 18-20" 48-60"
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Prepare fresh or cooked. Use in stir-fries, soup or salad.
 
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