Garden varieties are softer then commercial types. If you are growing for a produce auction or
a wholesale account, do not grow these types as they are too soft.
A little over 100 years ago tomatoes or Love Apples as they were called then, were grown for ornamental purpose and not for
食物. They were looked upon with suspicion as the cause of various diseases & 被认为是有毒的. 最初用作
首先是意大利，然后是法国和英国. Modern types appear to have come on the market in this country during the 19th
世纪. The 1st record of this fruit quoted on the market was in New Orleans,1812. 种子种植者在1818年首次提供西红柿
PLANTING: Start seeds indoors, 5-7 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Use Jiffy 7’s or flats with inserts with a good soil
替代品，比如Berger BM-2. Do not use field or garden soil as it may harbor a disease. 将种子放置1/16″深. 盖轻轻.
保持湿润，不要弄湿. 在华氏80度的温度下发芽直至发芽. Do not start tomato seeds in a cold frame if soil temperatures gets
below 70°F at anytime after your seed has been sown. After emerge reduce temperatures to 60-65°F until transplanted
outdoors after all danger of frost is past and soil has warmed up. Place plants 18-24″ 分开 in a row spacing of 4-6′
分开. 如果植物种植在塑料覆盖物中, make sure you have water supply source like a drip line under the plastic mulch.
植物 can be caged or staked for support. If using the stake method, you can use the weave method. 在中间放一根木桩
第二或第三工厂. Now start at the beginning of the row at first stake, tie your string to 1st stake. 把绳子绕在外面
植物从一边到另一边. 将绳子绕木桩2或3次. Now continue down the row with string on the 相同
一直坐到最后. Wrap string around last stake 3 or 4 times and now go back up the other side and do the
相同. 当你完成时, your tomato plants should have a string on either side of them to give them support. 重复这个
植物生长过程. 字符串间距应为6″. Tomato tying twine is found in the supply section of this catalog. 为了使
stringing easier, do the following: take a 3/4″ PVC pipe about 3′ long. From top down and bottom up, 4″ drill a 1/4″ hole. 运行
your string in top of pipe and out top hole and into bottom hole out the bottom of pipe. 现在你有了一个方便的工具和时间
储蓄者. 遵循上面的绑扎说明. 这个工具起把手的作用. When you get to a stake, put hand or fingers over string on
管道外. This works as a brake to tighten up your string. HARVEST: Pick gently when fruit is fully developed and of a
After each tomato variety, you will find a letter or a row of letters. 请看下面的例子和它们的含义.
1 2 3
1) F1 混合动力. Better disease tolerance than open pollinated types. 种子不会是真的，如果
OP 开放授粉. 也叫传家宝. 种子可以保存.
PVP 受保护植物品种. Do not save seed from this variety to be sold as seed. 植物的任何部分都可以
sold, including fruits or pods except seeds to be planted. It is an open pollinated variety that is protected
2) D 定. Plant habit where vine ceases to grow once it reaches a particular
大小. Sets fruits at one time and then tapers off. 是做空赌注的好选择.
I 不确定的. Plant continues to grow and has fruit set in all stages, from blossom
成熟. Most varieties are bred for a home garden and have soft fruits.
3) 植物 are resistant or can tolerate the following disease:
A =交替性 F=枯萎病菌1号
L= Septoria叶斑病 N =线虫
圣= Stemphylium 烟草花叶病毒
PKT 大小: F1 or hybrids, 25 seeds or 1/450 oz Rest about 100 seeds or 1/70 oz.
You will need 12 to 16 plants per 25 foot row or 3,400 to 4,500 plants per acre.