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Tomato 'Husky Cherry Red'

Solanum lycopersicum

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Husky Cherry Red is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Husky Cherry Red'. 'Husky Cherry Red' is considered a hybrid cultivar.

Semi-determinate hybrid cherry tomato. Small red fruit, reportedly very good cherry tomato flavour.

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

Mexico is believed to be where Husky Cherry Red originates from.

Typically, Husky Cherry Red Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Husky Cherry Red have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Husky Cherry Red

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Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Husky Cherry Red is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Husky Cherry Red requires a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 - 6.0 - it grows best in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing Husky Cherry Red from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date. Seeds saved from this hybrid variety are not likely to grow true to the parent plant.

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 Husky Cherry Red about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Husky Cherry Red

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 Husky Cherry Red is a tender plant.

Harvesting Husky Cherry Red

Expect harvests to start to occur in early summer.

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