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 1 to 2 feet apart. Support is recommended for indeterminate plants.
Early Girl: Easiest to grow of our red slicers. Hybrid variety that sets fruit in a wide range of conditions. On the small side for a slicing tomato.
Big Beef: Produces large globe-shaped slicers reliably. Hybrid with good disease tolerance in our Oklahoma garden.
Old Virginia: Our first year to try this heirloom variety that has a reputation for excellent flavor and setting fruit even in high heat conditions. Medium-large red slicers.
Hazelfield Farm: Another experiment for us in 2023. From a southern U.S. plant breeder who selected it from a bunch of volunteer plants for its heat tolerance and flavor. Large red slicers with a unique, slightly flattened shape.
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