Each glossy, glorious fruit ripens from green to purple to purple-crimson, borne in prolific clusters with classic tomato flavor and a red heart. Organic Dancing with Smurfs Cherry Tomato has a wide window of delectability: When she’s slightly under-ripe, her deep purple fruit is more firm with flavor more bright acid; as she turns more fully ripe her skin turns crimson where the sun directly lands, her flesh softening and flavor deepening. We’ll always be so grateful for our dear friend and mentor Dan Brisebois of Tourne Sol Seeds in Montreal for introducing us to this fabulous tomato.
At Fruition, we sow tomatoes in soil blocks indoors 2 months before final frost, early April for us here in Zone 5, germinating them on heat mats with ease. Good light is essential: Younger, less stressed seedlings are healthier and more abundant than older, more stressed seedlings.
|25 Seeds||$4.45||In stock|
|50 Seeds||$7.55||In stock|
|100 Seeds||$14.25||In stock|
Planting Method: Transplant Only
When to sow: 6-8 weeks before last frost
Seed Depth: 1/8 inch Days to Germination: 7-10 at 80°F (27°C)
Sowing and seedling care: Don’t start too early! Sow indoors 2 seeds/cell or soil block, & thin to 1. We recommend sowing on a heat mat at 80°F to emergence, 75°F after. Good light is essential: Younger, less stressed seedlings are healthier and more abundant than older, more stressed seedlings. Pot up to 3-4” pots when first true leaves, submerging 3/4 of the stem below soil.
When to transplant: Harden off & transplant outdoors after frost, again burying stem.
Strong 3′ trellis optional but helpful. Water soil, not leaves. Prune lowest stem “suckers” as they emerge.
Transplant Spacing: 2.5 feet Sun Needs: Full
Days to Harvest: 60