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  • Tomato 'Ace' 4 Inch

Tomato 'Ace' 4 Inch

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A determinate tomato plant yielding 6 - 8 ounce slicing tomatoes. Good option for canning as lots of fruit ripen at the same time

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Ace tomatoes don't take quite as long to ripen as some other big tomatoes, but as a determinate type plant, the fruits tend to ripen at the same time, usually within a couple of weeks. That makes this a perfect variety for canning. Ace is also a good option for gardeners with limited space, or for those who prefer to grow tomatoes in containers, as the plant is more compact.

However you choose to plant your tomatoes, one rule of thumb is to plant the starts deep, leaving only two sets of leaves above ground, even if it means stripping off bottom leaves on a particularly leggy start, or actually laying it at an angle with just two sets of leaves above ground. All the little hairs along the stem will become roots, providing that much more water and nourishment to the plant. You'll also want to install your support, be it a cage, trellis, or some other structure, at the time of transplanting so the roots aren't damaged later on. 

Water tomatoes deeply and only when the soil is dry to encourage flower and fruit production. One trick to getting water down to the roots and not on the leaves is to cut the bottom off a 16-oz. to liter-size plastic bottle, throw away the cap, then partially bury the cap end of the bottle into the ground close to the tomato start. Angle it slightly so you can water into the bottle. 

Common Name Ace Tomato, Ace 55
Culinary Uses Fresh or cooked, good for canning
Harvest Time 75 - 80 days
Mature Size Plant is 36" - 48" tall, half as wide. Fruits are 6 - 8 ounces each, globe shaped.
Growth Rate Moderate
Cold Hardiness Frost sensitive annual
Light Sun to partial sun
Structure Upright bushy - works well in containers
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