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Tomato 'Latah'

Solanum lycopersicum

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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.

How to grow Latah

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Position in a full sun location and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Latah is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Latah 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 Latah from seed

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.

Transplanting Latah

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.

Harvesting Latah

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

Tomato Latah Etymology

Developed at Latah County at the University of Idaho and named by Dr. Boe.

Latah folklore & trivia

Originally bred for the north in Moscow, Idaho, USA.

Misspellings of Tomato 'Latah'

Later, lata

Other Names for Tomato 'Latah'

Latah County

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