Tomato 'Cherry Falls' Seed Pack

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'Cherry Falls' is one tomato variety that can do without support and drapes beautifully from hanging baskets or tall container planters. You'll still want to plant the seedlings deep in the soil, leaving only two sets of leaves above ground, even if it means stripping off bottom leaves on a particularly leggy start. All the little hairs along the stem will become roots, providing that much more water and nourishment to the plant. If you choose to plant this variety in the ground, please do install a cage or trellis when you move the start outside.

Plant in a location with all-day sun (six hours plus) and consider dressing up the planter with small marigolds or calendula. Though not proven scientifically, many gardeners have found the ornamentals to be beneficial in repelling insects and attracting pollinators. Basil and borage are also touted as excellent neighbors for tomatoes, though borage may become somewhat overbearing.

Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum (hybrid)
Mature Size: Plant 6" tall with 40" branches; fruit 1" - 1-1/2" diameter
Light: Full sun
Cold Hardiness: Frost sensitive annual
When to Sow Outside: For mild climates only: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting. Transplant when air temperature is 45°F or warmer, usually 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.
Special Germination Instructions: Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F.
Days to Emerge: 5 - 10 days
Seed Depth: 1/8"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"
Row Spacing: 36"
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"
Maturity Date: 55–65 days from transplanting
When to Harvest: Pick when tomatoes are fully red and have a slight give when gently squeezed.
Additional Info: Determinate plant is perfect for tall container planters or hanging baskets
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