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Tomato 'Mule Team'

Solanum lycopersicum

  • 9 plantings
  • 2 available for swap
  • 2 wanted
  • 7 stashed

Mule Team is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Mule Team'. 'Mule Team' is considered a heirloom cultivar.

A typical heirloom which was handed down because of its enduring quality and good yield of 8-12 OZ. red fruit.Yields meaty textured, mild flavored fruit right up to frost. Plants are very durable and disease and drought tolerant, hence the durable name. Regular leaf.

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

United States is believed to be where Mule Team originates from.

Mule Team 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 Mule Team have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Mule Team

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

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

Growing Mule Team 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 Mule Team about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Mule Team

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 Mule Team is a tender plant.

Harvesting Mule Team

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

Mule Team folklore & trivia

Bred by Joe Bratka’s father. Joe found the seeds in glass jars in a tool shed on their/his property, could not germinate any of them and sent seeds to Carolyn Male (NY MA C), who succeeded in germinating the seed.

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