Tomato Seeds - Hybrid

Regular price $2.79

Shipping calculated at checkout.

The tomato is a popular garden vegetable that is native to the Americas and easy to raise in a variety of Canadian climates. Tomatoes are a common ingredient in a variety of dishes, especially in Italian or Mexican cuisine, which makes it a top choice for many budding vegetable gardeners.

Tomatoes are best grown in locations that receive at least eight hours of direct sunlight on a daily basis. They prefer rich soil with lots of composted materials and it is important to support their vine growth with stakes or cages. Make sure that you remember to water regularly and you will soon be enjoying delicious, sun-ripened tomatoes straight from the vine.

Celebrity Hybrid Tomato Seeds (Bush Type) This AAS Winner is our favourite for yield and garden performance. A hardy, adaptable tomato. Grow as a bush, cage or short staking tomato. Look for nicely shaped, large 280 g (10 oz) fruit with firm, flavourful flesh. LARGE yields.  Packet contains 20 seed. Resistance: V, F, N, TMV, ASC, ST. Harvest in approximately 75 days. Days to harvest are highly variable depending on growing conditions. Determinate growth pattern.

Better Boy Hybrid Tomato Seeds (Staking) (VFN) Bright red, nicely rounded, meaty fruits often weighing up to 450 g (1 lb) or more. Incredibly heavy cropper — you can often find up to 30 tomatoes on the plant at one time. Packet contains 20 seed. Resistance: V, F, N. Indeterminate growth pattern (individual fruits ripen successively over many days)

Big Beef Hybrid Tomato Seeds (Staking) (Italian Type) This AAS winner is a beefsteak type fruit with better flavour, garden performance and all around higher quality. The fruits average 260-350 g (9-12 oz) with a deep, oblate shape and meaty sweet flesh — easily twice as much fruit than a regular beefsteak! The best beefsteak for the home garden! Packet contains 20 seed. Resistance: V, F, ASC, ST, N, TMV. Indeterminate growth pattern (individual fruits ripen successively over many days)

Resistance to diseases for individual varieties is indicated by the abbreviations in the descriptions.   V = VERTICILIUM WILT. N = ROOT NEMATODES. LS = LEAF SPOT. ST = STEMPHYLIUM. F = FUSARIUM. TMV = TOBACCO MOSAIC VIRUS. ASC=ALTERNARIA STEM CANKER.

How to Grow

350 seed/gram. Sow seeds indoors about 6-8 weeks before last spring frost date – use a peat moss based growing mix for germination and growing seedlings. The temperature of the seeding mix should be 21-24 C (70 – 75 F) for prompt germination. When the seedlings are 4 cm (1.75″) high, transplant each into individual peat pots – reducing temperature to 15–18 C (59 – 65 F) until planting in the garden late May. After hardening off, transplant into well-drained organic soil 60 cm (24″) apart for determinate varieties and 90 cm (36″) apart for indeterminate varieties. Tomatoes need warmth, direct sunlight & a steady supply of water. Keep plants well-watered Apply the water to the soil rather than showering down over the plants. Rotate the crop position in the garden every year. Wait three years to use the same patch in the garden. Dig out and discard diseased plants. Do not compost. It is also very important to keep plants evenly watered as fluctuations in available soil moisture can lead to a host of problems such as fruit cracking or splitting, irregular fruiting and increasing the chance of blossom end rot developing. Apply a mulch of straw around plants to protect them from soil borne diseases and to help conserve soil moisture.