Lemon Ice is our favorite dwarf tomato, is perfectly named: sweet & creamy with rich, juicy flesh. Organic Lemon Ice Dwarf Tomato is always the first dwarf tomato to ripen each season. Also, many yellow tomatoes are low acid and their flavor isn’t as balanced and robust; Lemon Ice, though low acid, is a fabulous exception, her depth of flavor leaving nothing to be desired. Her incredibly stout 2.5 to 3-foot plants are impressively prolific and perfect for containers. You’ll find fewer seeds in Lemon Ice than many other varieties and she’s often heart-shaped! Extraordinarily, each year we’ve grown Lemon Ice we’ve found a Song Sparrow nest in her stout, strong branches, tucked into the foliage.
We are so thankful for the millennia of indigenous seedkeepers who laid the foundation of delectable diversity so folx like Craig LeHouillier could create all his fabulous new dwarf tomatoes, hooray!
|20 Seeds||$4.45||In stock|
|40 Seeds||$7.55||In stock|
|80 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.
All Fruition’s dwarf tomatoes will grow in 5-gallon containers, though they’ll truly thrive in 10-gallon containers or larger. We share our go-to containers for gardening as well as organic slow-release fertilizer making container gardening easier and more abundant.
When to transplant: Harden off & transplant outdoors after frost, again burying stem.
For all dwarf tomatoes, though trellising is optional, a little goes a long way in helping fruit ripen quickly and easily harvested. Water soil, not leaves. Prune lowest stem “suckers” as they emerge.
Transplant Spacing: 2 feet Sun Needs: Full
Days to Harvest: 60 Height: Dwarf (3 feet)