Seed Swaps

Tomato 'Vilma'

Solanum lycopersicum

  • 5 plantings
  • 2 available for swap
  • 1 wanted
  • 4 stashed

Vilma is a popular variety of Tomato, which belongs to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Vilma').

Lycopersicon lycopersicum ‘Vilma’

A determinate (compact and bushy) variety specifically bred for pots and containers. Heavy crop of cherry-sized, sweet and juicy, red round fruits each weighing 20g (0.7oz) over a long picking period.

This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual/Perennial, which is defined as a plant that can matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of one year or more. Vilma is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

Mexico is believed to be where Vilma originates from.

Vilma 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 Vilma have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Vilma

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Vilma is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Vilma are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Ensure your soil is loamy and has a ph of between 5.5 and 7.5 as Tomato is a weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil loving plant.

Growing Vilma from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Ensure a distance of 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.39 inches (1.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Vilma

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 Vilma is a tender plant.

Harvesting Vilma

Discuss Tomato

  • Tomato Lovers

    A group for discussing one of the most rewarding to grow plants, the humble tomato. This is a place to discuss growin...

    524 members / 213 topics