HEIRLOOM Along with her sweet yellow cousin Coyote, Organic Chiapas Tomato is always our first and last tomatoes we savor each season and she doesn’t trickle in: Chiapas’ vigorous growth sends cascades of delectable fruit in every direction. Here’s the thing: Chiapas and Coyote share the same genus as most other tomatoes, but not the same species (you’ll find it above; all the plant nerds in your life will be very impressed with you)! Among other things, this means they’re a little more wild, a little less domesticated, and as a result, they simply don’t get classic tomato diseases like Late Blight, Early Blight and Septoria Leaf Spot. Delectable disease resistance!
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: 55
Harvest: Indeterminate. A scrumptious snack straight off the vine! Enjoy fruit early and often, and until frost too 🙂