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Tomato 'Cow's tit'    

Solanum lycopersicum

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Cow's tit is a variety of Tomato which is a member of the Solanum family. Its botanical name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Cow's tit'. 'Cow's tit' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Painter yellow. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Red. Leaves usually appear in   Ao green colour.

Paste tomato

Fruits are 7-inches long and are sweet and meaty. Very few seeds. The leaves are wispy and the plant grows in an unorganized “weedy” fashion, so a cage is a necessity. There are many reports of this variety breaking, bending, or tipping cages, so be prepared. The high yields, sweet flavor, and low seed content make this one of the best available paste tomatoes. Due to the odd foliage, water according to the soil and not how the leaves look.

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. Cow's tit is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

United States is believed to be where Cow's tit originates from.

Cow's tit Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and 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 Cow's tit have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Cow's tit

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Absolutely has to be caged – and is likely to tip, bend, or break the cage at some point (be prepared).

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Cow's tit is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Cow's tit are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Cow's tit needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.5 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Cow's tit from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Aim to sow 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 12°C / 54°F.

Transplanting Cow's tit

Plant to first leaves to promote strong roots.

Cow's tit is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Cow's tit

Cow's tit folklore & trivia

Originally discovered as a spontaneous cross at a farm in South Carolina, USA.

Great for making ketchup.

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