Tomato, Lemon Drop, Lemon Drop Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum, 25 seeds per pack, Organic, Heirloom, GMO Free
Name: Lemon Drop Tomato
Scientific Name: Solanum Lycopersicum
One of the most productive tomatoes we’ve grown, we were blown away wih how loaded these vines where with 1/2”-3/4” bright yellow green fruit. Even more, how tart and refreshing they were. Growing tomatoes to seed means most of them are on the vine until almost rotting but if sacrifices are made lemon drop are at the top of the line. An Heirloom from right here in sunny Florida these tomatoes perform well in heat but where they really shine is their tolerance for cold wet conditions making it an ideal variety for second warm season growing where possible.
Recommended Uses: Fresh
Height: indeterminate vine 6’+
Hardiness: zones: warm season annual
Flower Color: yellow
Maturity: 80-90 days
Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date in soilless starter mix. Sow seeds ¼” deep and keep moist and between 75-85 degrees until germination in 7-14 days. Cold temperatures slow down germination significantly. Transplant to 4” pot when two sets of true leaves show and plant is safe to work with. If weather is still cool and plant is getting leggy bump up to 1 gallon so tomato doesn’t become root bound. When weather is warm and frost date has passed, plant in full sun rich well-draining soil location. Space determinate varieties 1-2’ apart, indeterminate staked 2-3’ apart and indeterminate unstaked 3-4’ apart. Keep soil evenly moist throughout season but excess water causes cracking. Tomatoes prefer high nitrogen fertilizer when young and high phosphorus when setting fruit.