Tomatoes, Rainbow, Solanum Lycopersicum, Heirloom Edible Seeds, Organic, 25 Seeds Per Pack, Organic Gardening, GMO Free, Seeds For Sale
Name: Rainbow Tomato
Scientific Name: Solanum Lycopersicum
A North American heirloom from SESE, this vigorous and disease resistant vine produces mounds of beautiful rainbow colored tomatoes. Starting with green shoulders, yellow middles, and red bottoms, it matures to yellow tops and red bottoms with a eye catching pattern when sliced. Very sweet taste that is excellent as a slicer. Bears until frost.
Origination: Southern Exposure Seed Exchange – Minnesota
Recommended Uses: Fresh and sauces
Height: 6’+ vine indeterminate
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.