Tomato, Organic Early/Container (Heirloom Stupice)
Renee's Garden Brand
Early bearing, cold tolerant variety with richly flavored fruits on short vines. Great tasting and perfect for container growing or small space gardens. Originally from the Czech Republic.
In early spring, start indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably 50-55°F (10-13°C). Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist but not soggy, and very warm, 80°F (27°C). Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside. When seedlings are 2 inches tall, transplant into individual 4 inch pots. Maintain at 70°F (21°C). Feed with half-strength fertilizer every 2 weeks until ready to plant. When nights reach 55°F (13°C), gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions. Plant these vigorous, early bearing vines 3 feet apart into rich soil in full sun.
Grown In Containers: Transplant one seedling per pot; with a minimum size of 18 to 20 inch diameter and 18 inches high. Use fresh potting mix to prevent soil borne disease. Water regularly: in hot weather, pots may need water daily. Fertilize every other week with a low nitrogen fertilizer for strong plants and good yields.
Tomatoes need full sun at least 6 hours every day. Provide strong stakes or wire cages at planting time as plants get heavy with fruit. Mulch plants well to maintain even moisture. Pick fully ripe. Don’t store tomatoes in the fridge.