Organic White Cherry Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'White Cherry') Organic Non GMO - Vegetable
A delightful and distinct tomato variety that produces small, round, creamy-white fruits with a sweet, mild flavour. Organic White Cherry Tomato is not only a visually appealing addition to your garden but also a tasty and versatile ingredient for salads, snacking, and culinary creations. Enjoy the sweet, mild flavor of these unique tomatoes throughout the growing season.
Here are the details and growing instructions for this plant:
- 1. **Planting**: Start by sowing the seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost date in your area. Use well-draining, organic soil in seed trays or pots. Plant the seeds at a depth of 1/4 inch. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
- 2. **Transplanting**: Once the seedlings have grown to about 2 inches tall and have a couple of true leaves, transplant them into larger pots or directly into your garden. Ensure they receive full sun (at least 6-8 hours of sunlight per day).
- 3. **Spacing**: Space the seedlings about 2 feet apart in rows or in individual containers. White cherry tomatoes tend to grow vigorously, so ample spacing is important to ensure good air circulation and prevent diseases.
- 4. **Soil**: White cherry tomatoes thrive in well-draining, loamy soil rich in organic matter. Ensure the soil has a slightly acidic to neutral pH (around 6.0-7.0).
- 5. **Watering**: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water at the base of the plant to prevent fungal issues. Tomatoes need about 1-2 inches of water per week.
- 6. **Fertilization**: Use organic, balanced fertilizer or compost to provide essential nutrients. Fertilize the plants when you transplant them and again when the first fruits appear.
- 7. **Support**: As the White Cherry Tomato plants grow, provide sturdy support using stakes or tomato cages. This will help prevent the branches from bending or breaking under the weight of the fruit.
- 8. **Pruning**: Regularly prune the lower leaves to improve air circulation and reduce the risk of diseases. Pinch off suckers (the small shoots that grow in leaf axils) to encourage vertical growth.
- 9. **Pest and Disease Control**: Keep an eye out for common tomato pests such as aphids, caterpillars, and hornworms. Use organic pest control methods and companion planting to deter pests. Preventative measures such as mulching can also help reduce weed growth and soil splashing onto the plants, which can cause diseases.
- 10. **Harvesting**: White cherry tomatoes are ready to be harvested when they turn a creamy white color and have a slightly translucent appearance. They should be firm but slightly soft to the touch. Gently twist or cut them from the vine.
- Seed Count: 20