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Tomato 'John Baer'

Solanum lycopersicum

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John Baer is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'John Baer'. 'John Baer' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar.

Plant produces excellent yields of 4-8 oz red uniform globe-shaped fruit. Vigorous plants reach about 2.5ft. Good flavour, resistant to cracking and splitting. Indeterminate. 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. John Baer is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

United States is believed to be where John Baer originates from.

Typically, John Baer Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

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

How to grow John Baer

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that John Baer 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 John Baer are Zone 3 and Zone 14. John Baer requires a loamy soil with a ph of 5.5 - 7.5 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing John Baer from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.78 inches (2.0 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 John Baer about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting John Baer

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 John Baer is a tender plant.

Harvesting John Baer

Expect harvests to start to occur in mid summer.

Tomato John Baer Etymology

Named after the original man who selected the seeds, John Baer.

John Baer folklore & trivia

A natural cross between ‘Bonny Best’ and an unknown variety.

Seed was collected in 1915 by John Baer out of a field of Bonny Best.

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