Cherokee_Motley's Tomato 'Early girl' x 3 Harvesting
The Early Girl tomato is a medium globe type F1 hybrid popular with home gardeners because of its early fruit ripening. Early Girl is an indeterminate variety. It is tall growing and needs support as the plant grows. Fruit maturity claims range from 50 to 62 days from transplanting, which appeals to growers in climates with shorter frost-free seasons. (However, the plants of this variety are not particularly cold-tolerant.) Plants are reliable and prolific.
The ripe fruit is about the size and shape of a tennis ball — very much a standard tomato—and weighs 4 to 8 ounces (~130g). It has a bright color and good flavor, but is usually replaced at the table by later-producing varieties which are considered better tasting. Open-pollinated alternatives that take roughly the same amount of time as Early Girl include Matina, Sasha’s Altai, Silvery Fir Tree, and Stupice.
Cherokee_Motley's Tomato 'Early girl' Care Instructions
If you would like to sow this plant directly, try 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 2.60 feet (80.0 cm).
Tomato 'Early girl' normally tends to reach to a mature height of 1.20 metres [imperial: 3.90 feet] so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.
Remember to water moderately.
Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (7b) is within the ideal range for Tomato 'Early girl'. The recommended range is between Zone 3 and 14.
A soil ph of between 5.0 and 6.0 is ideal for Tomato 'Early girl' as it does best in acidic soil so test your soil acidity often.
More information about Tomato 'Early girl' is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Tomato 'Early girl' Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.
05 Jul 2012
Harvesting day 86
Last year I am growing early girls. They are basically supermarket tomatoes. Blah
4.0 x item 1.0 lb
15 May 2012
Setting Fruit day 35
All three plants set fruit +/- one day. First year I have not cut off these first blooms.
05 May 2012
Flowering day 25
I am so torn on whether to clip the flower or not as I have in the past.
12 Apr 2012
Potting Up day 2
Moved to 1 gallon pot with 1/2 compost and potting soil.
10 Apr 2012
Purchased day 0