Tomato ‘Ildi’ seeds

$3.25

70 Days. Huge umbels are so heavily laden with fruits the clusters main stem must be supported otherwise they will be on the ground. Delicious tangy tomato flavour. Great for people with tomato sensitivity.

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70 Days. Huge umbels are so heavily laden with fruits the clusters main stem must be supported otherwise they will be on the ground. The delicious tangy tomato flavour surprised me considering its a wild tomato and not ‘improved’ via selective breeding..No doubt it will be a favourite. A tiny pointed tip adorns the smallish 2cm oblong shaped fruits. Truly unique and uber rare. I’ve never counted but one grower said there were as many as 1000 blossoms per plant. Wow! That’s a lot of snacking!

  • Seed Count: 25-30
  • Collection Date: Sept 2018
  • Hardiness Zone: annual
  • Height and Width: indeterminate
  • Germination test type: hand sort

How to germinate tomato seeds:

Sow 5 mm deep. Keep moist; plastic cover improves success. Opt. germination temp: 18-25 C. Days to germ: 5-10.  We use warmed moist medium (25-28C) when sowing. Equally warm water is used to mist in the seeds so there is good seed/medium contact.  This jump starts the germination process. When watering your tomatoes ALWAYS use warm 25-28C water.  This keeps the root mitochondria happy and vigorous. After all a plant is only as good as its roots.  Give strong indirect light. After the 3rd true leaf, they’re transplanted from plug trays into individual containers. Medium is amended with rock phosphate, Gaia Green 4-4-4,  and green sand. Once a week, the warm water is amended with 1 tbsp soluble kelp powder (2-2-16) and 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses per 5 gallon bucket. BTW: blossom end rot is a nutritional disorder caused by a lack of calcium causing fruit to rot from the blossom end. Use mulch to retain moisture. Never hit them with cold water

 

 

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Weight 6 g

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