Italian tree is a popular variety of Tomato, which belongs to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Italian tree'). 'Italian tree' is considered a heirloom cultivar.
A potato-leaf plant with vines that can grow up to 15 feet in height, the fruit of this variety is a whopping 1-2lbs with a 4-5" diameter. A good “old-fashioned” tomato flavour, it is excellent fresh or preserved. An excellent grower for country/farmer’s markets. Gary Ibsen of tomatofest.com rates this as a personal favourite. Indeterminate.An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Italian tree is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).
United States is believed to be where Italian tree originates from.
Italian tree 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.
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Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.Ensure a distance of 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 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 Italian tree 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.Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Italian tree is a tender plant.
First introduced by Burgess Seed and Plant Co., Galesburg, Michigan, USA in 1937
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