Tomato Bush Glacier Seeds

Tomato Bush Glacier Seeds

Solanum lycopersicum var. lycopersicum

Item #0256

55 days from transplanting. Semideterminate.
Glacier will be one your first ripe tomatoes of summer, and one of your last tomatoes in the fall! This 2 1/2' tall plant sets fruit earlier and in cooler temperatures than other early varieties, and continues to produce throughout the season. Small, 21/2"-3" fruits are the perfect size for salads. Enjoy the sweetness of summer longer than ever!

This packet yields approximately 24 plants when started indoors.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of
3 seeds
every 2'

Row Spacing:

When 2" tall
thin to 1 plant
every 2'

When to sow outside: For mild climates only: 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost, 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 the last average frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°?90°F.

Harvesting: Glacier tomatoes are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when red, and have a slight give when gently squeezed. Tomatoes may also be picked at the "first blush" stage, when colors just begin to change, and ripened at room temperature without decreasing flavor or nutrition. Picking often and early increases yield, and decreases the risk of cracking and pest damage.

At the end of the season, about 1 month before the average first fall frost, clip all blossoms and any undersized fruit off the plant. This will steer all the plant's remaining energy into ripening what's left. If you have a lot of unripe tomatoes near the end of the season and a frost is approaching, pick them and store them indoors in a single layer away from direct sunlight to ripen.

Artist: Kathleen Dolan

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