Belonging to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Latah'), Latah is a variety of Tomato. 'Latah' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar.
A low-maintenance, easy to grow. Very early (50-55 days from transplant)
Bright red salad tomatoes about 2 inches across. Better flavor than many of the other super early varieties. Good balance of acid and sweetness. Productive plant. A good keeper. Semi-determinate rambler, regular leaf foliage. Tolerates short or cool summers.
Latah is a sprawling, vigorous, disease resistant, semi-determinate variety that keeps producing 2-3" fruit over a long period.It is an Fruit and is treated mainly as a Annual, This means that it grows best over the course of a single year. Latah is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).
United States is believed to be where Latah originates from.
Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Latah 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 Latah have been kindly provided by our members.
Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.Sow at a depth of approx. 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) between Tomato plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Latah about 42 days before your last frost date.
Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.
Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.As Latah is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.
Developed at Latah County at the University of Idaho and named by Dr. Boe.
Originally bred for the north in Moscow, Idaho, USA.
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