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Tomato 'Italian Ice'

Solanum lycopersicum

'Italian Ice' is a Tomato variety in the Solanum genus with a scientific name of Solanum lycopersicum. 'Italian Ice' is considered a hybrid cultivar.

Ivory white, 1.5" in diameter hybrid cherry. Very sweet, sweetens even more as the tomatoes ripen from white to a slight yellow blush. Regular-leafed plant.

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

Mexico is believed to be where Italian Ice originates from.

Italian Ice 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 'Italian Ice' have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Tomato 'Italian Ice'

  • Full Sun

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Italian Ice 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. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ideally plant in loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.0 and 6.0 as Italian Ice likes to be in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing Italian Ice from seed

Seed is sterile or will not come true to plant.

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 Italian Ice about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Italian Ice

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 Italian Ice is a tender plant.

Harvesting Italian Ice

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

Tomato 'Italian Ice' information

How long does Italian Ice take to grow?

These estimates for how long Tomato 'Italian Ice' takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!

When should I sow Italian Ice?

Folia's when to plant Tomato 'Italian Ice' estimates are relative to your last frost date. Enter your frost dates and we'll calculate your sowing and planting dates for you!

Latest Tomato 'Italian Ice' Reviews

  • 20 Mar 2014

    crochetkim crochetkim's Tomato 'Italian Ice' was Reviewed day 3

    Grew like mad crazy. One plant turned into a HUGE beast and I harvested tomatoes in over abundance. I gave up trying to document on Folia. Was able to can 10 jars of yellow tomato sauce.

    5 stars

  • 26 Jan 2012

    maggiemom maggiemom's Tomato, 'Italian Ice' was Reviewed day 1047

    These did phenomenally well in my garden, especially since we had quite a wet summer and many other varieties rotted on the vine.

    5 stars

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