Tomato - Heirloom - Ukrainian Purple (Lycopersicum esculentum var. cerasiforme) Open Pollinated Tomatoes Vegetable
Certainly! The Heirloom Ukrainian Purple Tomato, scientifically known as "Lycopersicum esculentum var. cerasiforme," is a prized gem among open-pollinated tomatoes. This exquisite variety showcases the rich tapestry of heirloom tomatoes with its vibrant, deep purple hue. Its Latin name, Lycopersicum esculentum var. cerasiforme, encapsulates its botanical identity within the Solanum lycopersicum species.
These tomatoes are celebrated for their exceptional flavor, which strikes a balance between sweet and tangy, delivering a taste reminiscent of the sun-drenched gardens of Ukraine. They are a testament to the tradition of open pollination, preserving the genetic diversity and historical significance of this delectable fruit.
Whether used in salads, sauces, or enjoyed fresh off the vine, Heirloom Ukrainian Purple tomatoes are a true testament to the art of tomato cultivation and a tribute to their Latin heritage in the Lycopersicum esculentum var. cerasiforme family.
- Full Sun
- Start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost. Sow 1/4 in deep and keep soil warm. Transplant into 1 in cells or 2 in pots at 1 to 2 leaf stage. NOTE: If the plants get leggy due to lack of light, when you transplant them out, bury more of the plant stem. It will not affect the growth and the plant will produce roots along the buried stem.
- Germinates 7 to 14 days
- Spacing: 24 to 36 in apart.
- Staking tomatoes (indeterminate) should be transplanted into 3 to 4 inch pots.
- Harden off the plants for 4 to 5 days after risk of frost has passed, then transplant outdoors.
- Maturity 50 to 55 days
- Seed Count: 10