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This eye-popping tomato has superb flavor to match its stunning appearance. The 2 inch long, fiery red fruit are streaked with yellow and pointed like a flame. A delicious, small saladette in the Juliet size class, fruits avg. 1 1/2 oz.  Red Torch provides lots of great snacking early in the season and through to frost. The indeterminate vines shrug off challenging growing conditions and keep the harvests coming. AAS winner. Indeterminate.


Expected to be ready in early May

Red Torch

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  • 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 2 to 3 feet apart. Tomatoes can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves.


    Plant tomato plants in well-drained soil and keep them well-watered but not soggy. A thick layer of mulch helps conserve moisture and control weeds; water the plants once a week, but avoid getting the leaves wet. You may want to choose an organic fertilizer formulated specifically for tomatoes.


    Indeterminate tomato varieties often perform best when provided with a trellis or support, since this protects them from various pests and diseases in connection with too much soil contact. Put the supports in place before the seedlings develop vines. Pruning the "suckers," or shoots that grow between the main stem and the branches will greatly improve the production and strength of the plant.

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