First In The Field is a variety of Tomato which is a member of the Solanum family. Its botanical name is Solanum lycopersicum 'First In The Field'. 'First In The Field' is considered a heirloom cultivar. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to Painter yellow.
An heirloom variety from the early 20th century. This tomato is a compact bush-type tomato with potato-shaped leaves. Excellent for patio and container gardens.An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. First In The Field is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).
Mexico is believed to be where First In The Field originates from.
First In The Field Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and 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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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). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 12°C / 54°F.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing First In The Field 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.First In The Field is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.
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