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Tomato 'Sun leaper'

Solanum lycopersicum

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Sun leaper is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Sun leaper'.

sets fruit in hot weather

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. Sun leaper is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

Mexico is believed to be where Sun leaper originates from.

Sun leaper 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 Sun leaper have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Sun leaper

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Sun leaper 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 Sun leaper are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Sun leaper needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.5 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Sun leaper 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 0.39 inches (1.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Sun leaper

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 Sun leaper is a tender plant.

Harvesting Sun leaper

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