Summer plants: plant out after last frost in April or May
Tomato plants are sold in individual 3.5" biodegradable peat pots. Peat pots can be planted in the ground to avoid root disturbance, but I recommend tearing strips down the side and bottom of the pot to allow roots to grow quickly out into soil.
Space plants 18-24" apart. Support is recommended.
These tomato varieties are bred by small farmers, for small farmers, especially organic farms in challenging climates, who need highly disease-resistant plants without losing the excellent flavor that their farmers market customers expect. The seeds come with a hefty price tag to reflect the work that has gone into the process. We're making a couple of our farm's favorites available as plant starts for those who would like to try them, but note the higher price that incorporates the price of the seed and the effort involved in trialing hundreds of varieties to find the ones that work well in Oklahoma.
Estiva: Indeterminate, hybrid red slicer with with delicious flavor, that keeps on producing after others have stopped setting fruit. We've grown this variety for several years now after it beat out our previous favorites.
Strawberry Fields: This variety adds color to our tomato selection right through the summer. Pink hybrid indeterminate slicer that seems to never develop any diseases (knock on wood).
Sakura: Our favorite red cherry tomato variety for a decade now. We keep trying others, and haven't found one better. Fruits are very sweet; large-ish for a cherry tomato for the first few weeks of production, then typically-sized for the rest of the summer.
Clementine: Tasty orange cocktail tomatoes on very productive plants. You probably don't want more than one of these - you'll get sick of picking them! Indeterminate hybrid.
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