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Solanum lycopersicum

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

A paste tomato bred for canning, paste, and sauce. Originally bred for the agricultural and processing market, but has found a way into home gardens as well. Plum-shaped red tomatoes on a regular leafed vine. Early crop, compact plant, with a small core. Fusarium wilt (race 1) disease resistance.

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

Canada is believed to be where Veepro Paste originates from.

Typically, Veepro Paste 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 Veepro Paste have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Veepro Paste

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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 Veepro Paste 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 Veepro Paste are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Veepro Paste requires a loamy soil with a ph of 5.5 - 7.5 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Veepro Paste 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 Veepro Paste about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Veepro Paste

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 Veepro Paste is a tender plant.

Harvesting Veepro Paste

Expect harvests to start to occur in mid summer.

Veepro Paste folklore & trivia

Bred by the Ontario Agricultural Experimental Station in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. Released in 1978.

Parent tomatoes: (Roma VF H1350 x High Crimson) ST8 x Florida 1339D3

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