Description

Loads of juicy, delicious tomatoes on every stem

Days to Maturity: 70 from transplant

Determinate; weeping habit.

No more staking, stooping, and searching for tomatoes in the garden—Tumbling Tom puts big handfuls of luscious cherries right at eye level. This lovely "edible ornamental" is just perfect for hanging baskets, window boxes, and tall containers where you want to show off the color and vigor of your favorite tomato.

This plant has a weeping habit, so it dangles about 2 feet over the sides of containers, for all the world as pretty as any spreading petunia. First it sets attractive white blooms, then masses of small, bright red 1- to 2-inch round fruits. Grow it just as you would any other tomato, but don't worry about stakes, cages, root nematode, and other pests of the soil. Tumbling Tom is above it all.

A great choice for small space gardens (where it can hang above the "ground" tomatoes), urban balconies, and any other bright sunny setting, Tumbling Tom is well-branched, about 6 to 8 inches wide, and vigorously productive. Plant 2 or 3 in a 10- or 12-inch basket and you'll be rolling in tomatoes before you know it. And if you like red Tumbling Tom, be sure to grow it with its yellow sister.

Start seeds indoors 5 to 6 weeks before the last frost date. Plant 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 6 inches apart.

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Genus Lycopersicon
Species esculentum
Variety Tumbling Tom
Item Form Pack of 250
Tomato Fruit Set Determinate
Days To Maturity 70
Fruit Color Red
Habit Weeping
Seeds Per Pack 250
Plant Height 24 in
Plant Width 6 in - 8 in
Additional Characteristics Edible
Harvest Season Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Baskets, Containers, Cuisine, Outdoor

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