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Tomato 'Hundreds and thousands'

Solanum lycopersicum

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Hundreds and thousands is a popular variety of Tomato, which belongs to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Hundreds and thousands'). 'Hundreds and thousands' is considered a heirloom cultivar.

Cascading tomato plant, perfect for hanging basket culture. Produces an abundance of tiny cherry type tomatoes, reportedly you can get up to the thousands in one season.

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. Hundreds and thousands is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

Mexico is believed to be where Hundreds and thousands originates from.

Hundreds and thousands 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.

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How to grow Hundreds and thousands

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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 Hundreds and thousands 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 Hundreds and thousands are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Ensure your soil is loamy and has a ph of between 5.0 and 6.0 as Tomato is a moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil loving plant.

Growing Hundreds and thousands 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 Hundreds and thousands about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Hundreds and thousands

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 Hundreds and thousands is a tender plant.

Harvesting Hundreds and thousands

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

Other Names for Tomato 'Hundreds and thousands'

Hundreds & thousands

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