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Tomato 'Silvery fir tree'   

Solanum lycopersicum

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Belonging to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Silvery fir tree'), Silvery fir tree is a variety of Tomato. 'Silvery fir tree' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Painter yellow. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Pigment red.

From SSE:


Russian variety first offered in 1994 by SSE and continues to be a best seller. Distinctive carrot-like silvery-gray foliage on compact 24-inch plants. Heavy crops of round, slightly flattened 3 to 3.5-inch red fruits. Extremely decorative variety that is a real eye-catcher. Does extremely well in hanging baskets or on patios. Determinate.

A type of Fruit, it mainly grows as an Annual/Perennial plant - which means it typically can have a varying lifetime - from 1 year to several. Silvery fir tree is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

Russia is believed to be where Silvery fir tree originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Silvery fir tree Tomato is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Silvery fir tree have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Silvery fir tree

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Good option for container gardening.

Silvery fir tree likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Silvery fir tree is thought of as tender, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Silvery fir tree in loamy soil with a ph of between 5.0 and 6.0 is ideal for as it does best in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing Silvery fir tree from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Aim to sow 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 2.60 feet (80.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Silvery fir tree

Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.

Plant to first set of leaves to promote strong roots.

As Silvery fir tree is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Silvery fir tree

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

Silvery fir tree folklore & trivia

Seed attributed to finding its way to North American markets via Moscow seedswoman, Marina Danilenko.

Other Names for Tomato 'Silvery fir tree'

Silver fir tree, Serebristaya el

Latest Tomato 'Silvery fir tree' Reviews

  • Easy to grow and delicious tomatoes. Grew well in a 3 gallon pot.

    5 stars

    Volker_gardening about growing Tomato 'Silvery fir tree'
  • This is the highest yielding, outdoor-container tomato I’ve ever grown (7+ kilos from 3 plants) and the taste is superb – making my mouth water just thinking of it. Early harvest (144days from seed).

    5 stars

    seeingreen about growing Tomato 'Silvery Fir Tree'
  • A staple in my garden every year. Good in pots & in ground, gives excellent yields, especially considering the plant only gets to 2ft. Unique foliage too. I average about 5lbs/plant.

    5 stars

    kelly about growing Tomato 'Silver Fir Tree'

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