Description

Early and heavy bearing container type

Days to Maturity: 50 from transplants

AAS Winner 2014

Determinate

So quick, so generous, and so delicious. Fantastico is a determinate (meaning it sets its crop all at once), super-compact grape tomato just right for 18-inch hanging baskets, large containers, and the vegetable garden. Its fruit ripens in no time, harvests easily on big clusters hanging around the outside of the plant, tolerates late blight, and has a rich, tangy tomato bite.

This super-productive plant is a powerhouse, setting up to 350 fruits (about 12 pounds) of deep red, glossy, smooth ½-ounce grape tomatoes. The skin resists cracking, the bite is a good combination of sweet and tangy, and the yields are amazing. You just can't lose with this one.

Best of all, Fantastico is great for small gardens and patios. You can put it in a container, where it will cascade over the sides, setting fruit every inch of the way. Or, if you prefer to train it up a trellis, it will reach at least 3 feet high and about 18 to 20 inches wide.

Fantastico finishes in no time, setting its big crop all at once, and stands up to late blight beautifully. It's versatile, a workhorse in garden or container. And it's attractive enough to grow as an edible ornamental. No wonder it received an All-America Selection award for excellence in home gardens.

Start seeds indoors 5 to 6 weeks before the last frost date. Transplant outdoors when danger of frost is past and night temperatures consistently remain above 55 degrees Fahrenheit. If an unexpected late frost is forecasted, protect young plants with plastic sheeting or other cover. Set plants 2 to 2½ feet apart.

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Genus Lycopersicon
Species esculentum
Variety Fantastico F1
Item Form Pack of 100
Tomato Fruit Set Determinate
Days To Maturity 50
Fruit Color Red
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 100
Plant Height 3 ft - 3 ft 6 in
Plant Width 18 in - 20 in
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Edible
Foliage Color Dark Green
Harvest Season Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Spring, Late Summer, Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Resistance Blight
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Cuisine, Outdoor

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