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Tomato 'Jolly Elf'

Solanum lycopersicum

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Jolly Elf is a popular variety of Tomato, which belongs to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Jolly Elf'). 'Jolly Elf' is considered a hybrid cultivar.

Hybrid, FV disease resistance. Red, grape tomato. Regular leafed plant. Resistant to cracking/splitting and blossom end rot.

Jolly Elf grows as an Annual and is a Fruit. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Jolly Elf is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

United States is believed to be where Jolly Elf originates from.

Jolly Elf 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 variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Jolly Elf have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Jolly Elf

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Jolly Elf is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil is loamy and has a ph of between 5.0 and 6.0 as Tomato is a moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil loving plant.

Growing Jolly Elf from seed

Seeds are sterile or will not come true to plant.

Look to ensure a distance 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Jolly Elf

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 Jolly Elf is a tender plant.

Harvesting Jolly Elf

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early summer.

Jolly Elf folklore & trivia

Hybrid of USA origin.

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