Among many delicious melons that are too fragile to ship, the French cantaloupes are at the top of our list. Perfectly sized for a half-melon serving, the French Charentais types have thick, firm, orange flesh and a small seed cavity. When ripe, their smooth, blue-green skin turns yellow, and the melons slip easily from their stems. If those signs of readiness are not enough, just the aroma of a ripe Charentais in the patch is a dead giveaway. The flavor is perfumed and tropically exotic, too — distinct from the more typical netted-skinned varieties.
Can be direct sown in warmer climates after soil temperatures reach 70, plant 3-4 seeds 1/2” deep in hills 3-4’ apart on rows 5-6’ apart. Once established, thin to two strongest plants. For cooler climates we prefer to start in pots in the greenhouse and transplant later when night time temperatures stay above 55 degrees. Start seedlings 3 weeks before last frost. Once seedlings are 4” tall and soil temperatures are 70, plant in rich loose soil.
Keep well watered until fruits are tennis ball sized and then water only if absolutely needed. (We know organic farmers that never water them and grow amazinging melons, but a great deal depends on your soil.)
Remember, you must have a healthy population of pollinators like bees to get a good fruit set.
4,500 plants/acre, aproximately 1/4-1/3 lb.
Počet semen v balení a gramy?
Všimněte si, že kdekoli je počet semen uveden v gramech, může být v balení více nebo méně semen, protože semena nemají stejnou velikost a hmotnost.
Pokud je uvedeno v gramech, počet semen ztratí význam a je zde pouze pro zobrazení přibližného počtu semen v balení.
Například „Cena za balení 50 (1 g) semen“. nekupujete tedy počet semen, ale váhu.
<h2 class=""><strong>Alparac Tomato Seeds</strong></h2>
<h2><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Package of 100 seeds. </strong></span></h2>
<p>Variety from Serbia. Alparac is an early determinate tomato cultivar with a large number of fruits per plant, growing season length of 107 days, plant height of 60-65 cm, the red fruit which is slightly elongated and the average fruit weight of 95 g.</p>
<p>Sow in spring under glass or on a windowsill 1/16 inch deep. Germination takes around 6- 14 days at 65- 75F.</p>
<p>Transplant the seedlings when large enough to handle into 3-inch pots.</p>
<p>Grow on under cooler conditions and when about 8 inches tall, either plant in their growing position in the greenhouse or gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions and plant out 18 inches apart in a warm and sunny spot in moist, fertile well drained soil and keep watered.</p>
<p>What's the difference between "indeterminate" and "determinate" tomatoes?</p>
<p><strong>Determinate tomatoes</strong>, or "bush" tomatoes, are varieties that grow to a compact height (generally 3 - 4'). Determinates stop growing when fruit sets on the top bud. All the tomatoes from the plant ripen at approximately the same time (usually over period of 1- 2 weeks). They require a limited amount of staking for support and are perfectly suited for container planting.</p>
<p><strong>Indeterminate tomatoes</strong> will grow and produce fruit until killed by frost. They can reach heights of up to 12 feet although 6 feet is normal. Indeterminates will bloom, set new fruit and ripen fruit all at the same time throughout the season. They require substantial staking for support and benefit from being constrained to a central growing stem.</p><script src="//cdn.public.n1ed.com/G3OMDFLT/widgets.js"></script>
<h2 class=""><strong>Heinz 1350 Tomato Seeds</strong></h2>
<h2><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Price for Package of 20 seeds.</strong></span></h2>
<p>Savor classic tomato flavor by adding this heirloom to your garden roster. One of the first Heinz-bred tomato seed varieties that was used to make Heinz ketchup, the Heinz Classic Heirloom tomato (also known as Heinz 1370) offers rich tomato flavor in large (approx 170g), juicy fruits ideal for slicing onto sandwiches or cooking into sauces or stews.</p>
<p>Plants (120-150 centimeters high) thrive in many regions and adapt well to growing in large containers. Heinz Classic Heirloom plants bear fruit all season long but ripen the heaviest portion of the crop in summer. Stake these vigorous plants for the best results and easiest harvesting.</p>
<p>The red tomato is listed on most nutritional lists as a superfood. It is packed with the antioxidant vitamins A and C, potassium and the B vitamins for heart health, and above all a powerful carotenoid called lycopene. This phytonutrient, which is responsible for the bright red color of tomatoes, has been studied for its role in fighting various cancers, and its ability to lower cholesterol. When tomatoes are cooked, even more lycopene is made available. Lycopene has been shown to be especially effective when eaten with fat-rich foods such as avocado, olive oil, or nuts. There are the ingredients for a powerhouse salad!</p>
<p>1 cup sliced raw red tomatoes:</p>
<li>Dietary fiber: 2g</li>
<li>Vitamin A: 30% DV</li>
<li>Vitamin C: 38%</li>
<li>Vitamin K: 18%</li>
<li>Vitamin B6: 7%</li>
<p><strong>Light requirements:</strong> Full sun.</p>
<p><strong>Planting:</strong> Space 18 to 36 inches apart, depending on type. (Read the stick tag that comes with the plant for specific spacing recommendations.) Plant deeply, burying 2/3 of the stem.</p>
<p><strong>Soil requirements:</strong> Tomatoes need well-drained, nutrient-rich soil. Amend soil with compost or other organic matter prior to planting. Soil pH should be 6.2 to 6.8.</p>
<p><strong>Water requirements:</strong> Keep soil consistently moist throughout the growing season. Moisture is critical to prevent cracked fruits and blossom end rot. Mulch soil to reduce water evaporation.</p>
<p><strong>Frost-fighting plan:</strong> Tomato is a warm-weather crop—even a light frost will damage plants (28º F to 32º F). Protect newly planted seedlings by covering plants with a frost blanket.</p>
<p><strong>Common issues:</strong> Pest-wise, watch out for tomato hornworms (big green caterpillars), slugs, pill bugs, rodents. In addition, humid weather invites fungal diseases like early blight and late blight. Plants may stop setting fruit when temperatures dip below 55˚ F or climb above 90˚ F. Blossom end rot can be a problem, as can misshapen fruit.</p>
<p><strong>Harvesting:</strong> In general, perfectly ripe tomatoes show deep color but still feel firm when gently squeezed. Look up your specific variety for more details. Tomatoes do continue to ripen after being picked. Gently grab and twist until the tomato pulls free from the stem, or use a pair of clippers. Cut stems close to fruits.</p>
<p><strong>Storage:</strong> Store picked tomatoes at room temperature indoors, or in a shady place outside. Never refrigerate tomatoes, because temperatures below 55° F cause flavor compounds to break down. Tomatoes will store longer if you allow stems and caps to remain in place until you’re ready to eat them. For peak flavor and nutrition, use within a week, although keeping time depends on how ripe fruit is when you pick it.</p><script src="//cdn.public.n1ed.com/G3OMDFLT/widgets.js"></script>
<h2><span style="text-decoration: underline;" class=""><strong><em>MARGLOBE SUPREME TOMATO SEED</em></strong></span></h2>
<h3><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Price for Package of 20 seeds.</strong></span></h3>
<p>Large, uniform, globe-shaped fruit. </p>
<p>This old variety was released by USDA in 1925 and has heavy, vigorous vines that produce high yields of large (8-10 oz.), uniform, globe-shaped fruit. It is one of the first disease-resistant varieties and has good resistance to Verticillium and Fusarium wilts; it served as a source of resistance in Rutgers tomato. Plants are determinate and fruits ripen all at once, making Marglobe a good canning tomato.</p>
<p>Seasonality: Mid Season</p>
<p>Fruit Weight: 5-8 ounces</p>
<p>Days to Maturity: 73 days</p>
<p>Sun: Full Sun</p>
<p>Sowing Method: Indoor Sow</p><script src="//cdn.public.n1ed.com/G3OMDFLT/widgets.js"></script>