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Tomato 'First In The Field'  

Solanum lycopersicum

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First In The Field is a variety of Tomato which is a member of the Solanum family. Its botanical name is Solanum lycopersicum 'First In The Field'. 'First In The Field' is considered a heirloom cultivar. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Painter yellow.

An heirloom variety from the early 20th century. This tomato is a compact bush-type tomato with potato-shaped leaves. Excellent for patio and container gardens.

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

Mexico is believed to be where First In The Field originates from.

First In The Field Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and 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 First In The Field have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow First In The Field

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Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. First In The Field is generally regarded as a tender plant, 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. First In The Field needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 to 6.0 (moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil).

Growing First In The Field 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). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 12°C / 54°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing First In The Field about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting First In The Field

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

Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.

First In The Field is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting First In The Field

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in early summer.

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