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Tomato 'Heidi'

Solanum lycopersicum

'Heidi' is a Tomato variety in the Solanum genus with a scientific name of Solanum lycopersicum. 'Heidi' is considered a heirloom cultivar.

Heirloom variety that produces good yields of 3 oz roma/plum type fruit. Very little juice making it a tomato for sauces and pastes. Thick walled, with some resistance to blossom end rot. Regular leaf.

This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Heidi is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

Cameroon is believed to be where Heidi originates from.

Heidi Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Tomato 'Heidi' have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Tomato 'Heidi'

  • Full Sun

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  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Heidi is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Heidi are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Ideally plant in loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.5 and 7.5 as Heidi likes to be in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Heidi from seed

Sow 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Heidi about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Heidi

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Heidi is a tender plant.

Harvesting Heidi

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late spring.

Tomato 'Heidi' information

How long does Heidi take to grow?

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Heidi folklore & trivia

This variety supposedly originally comes from Camaroon, Africa. It was given to Carolyn Male via one of her students who was originally from the country.

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