Minibel is a popular variety of Tomato, which belongs to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Minibel'). 'Minibel' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar.
Dwarf, very compact determinate plant, 6-12" tall, regular rugose leaves, small bright red cherries 1-2" in diameter. Grows well in small 3 to 6" pots and suitable for growing under lights indoors.Small red cherry fruit have a pleasant, but tart, flavor.
65 days3An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Minibel is known for growing to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (1.46 feet).
Mexico is believed to be where Minibel originates from.
Minibel 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.
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How to grow Tomato 'Minibel'
Growing Minibel from seed
Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 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 Minibel about 42 days before your last frost date.
Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.
Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Minibel is a tender plant.
Tomato 'Minibel' information
How long does Minibel take to grow?
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Non-patented (Baker Creek carries only non-patented seeds2)
This is a Russian heirloom cultivar. Introduced for sale in the Netherlands by K. Sahin, Zaden B.V. in 1998. 1
Mini Bel, Mini Bell, Mini Belle
10 Sep 2011
This is just utterly gorgeous: The perfect sweet/acid/tomato flavour… They never make it into the kitchen, garden eating is where it’s at. Super productive too! 1 plant is perfect in an 8" pot
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