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Tomato 'Tommy toe'

Solanum lycopersicum

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Tommy toe is a popular variety of Tomato, which belongs to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Tommy toe'). 'Tommy toe' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar.

From SSE:

Extremely vigorous plant yields hundreds of 1" apricot-sized red fruits, produces over an extended season. Superb flavour. Won an Australian taste test with 100 other varieties. Does not produce well in really hot regions (flowers will drop before setting fruit). Regular leaf.

An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Tommy toe is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

Australia is believed to be where Tommy toe originates from.

Tommy toe 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 Tommy toe have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Tommy toe

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Tommy toe 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. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil is loamy and has a ph of between 5.0 and 6.0 as Tomato is a moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil loving plant.

Growing Tommy toe from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.60 feet (80.0 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 Tommy toe about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Tommy toe

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

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 Tommy toe is a tender plant.

Harvesting Tommy toe

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

Tommy toe folklore & trivia

An Australian heirloom tomato. Some seed companies report this incorrectly as being from the Ozark’s of the U.S.A.

Other Names for Tomato 'Tommy toe'

Tommy toe red

Latest Tomato 'Tommy toe' Reviews

  • These were late fruiting so late ripening too. Hard to keep plant under control in containers, has a large root. Would suit open ground planting better. Will not be growing next year.

    3 stars

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