60-65 days. Another introduction by OSU’s Dr Baggett the creator of many proven tomato varieties for home growers on the West Coast. This parthencarpic determinate (bush) variety bears one ounce (28 gram) golden cherry fruits early and continues all summer long. Fruit do not fall off when ripe, so you don’t have to continually harvest…but the excellent flavour of these fruit will keep you visiting the tomato patch. Can be nearly seedless. Very productive…cut the fruit in half to dehydrate them for your own golden sun dried tomatoes for the winter months.
- Seed Count: 15-20
- Collection Date: Aug 2018
- Hardiness Zone: annual
- Height and Width: bush
- 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