JERSEY DEVIL Tomato Seeds
Price for Package of 5 seeds.
This American heirloom variety was made popular many years ago by a seed company that is no longer in business. Fortunately, there are people who have kept this excellent variety and have not let it just disappear. The fruits are 15cm long and average weight about 170 grams, red in color, fleshy and excellent in taste, sweet with very little seed. The plants are robust and usually reach about 180 centimeters in height.
This is a highly native tomato variety that will bear fruit until the frost has destroyed the plants.
Our recommendation for this variety of exceptional tomatoes both for taste and fertility ...
Sow in spring 1/16 inch deep. Germination takes around 6-14 days at 65-75F.
Transplant the seedlings when large enough to handle into 3-inch pots. Grow on under cooler conditions and when about 8 inches tall, either plant in their growing position in the greenhouse or gradually acclimatize 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.
What's the difference between "indeterminate" and "determinate" tomatoes?
Determinate tomatoes, 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 a period of 1- 2 weeks). They require a limited amount of staking for support and are perfectly suited for container planting.
Indeterminate tomatoes 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.