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Tomato 'Early girl'    

Solanum lycopersicum

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Early girl is a popular variety of Tomato, which belongs to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Early girl'). 'Early girl' is considered a patented hybrid cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Yellow. The blooms display an average of 5 petals. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Red. Leaves appear approximately as a   Grade 1 Paint Green colour.

Can yield a decent (but not heavy) crop of 4-8oz red globular fruit. Poor yielding, when compared to early heirlooms. Regular leaf. Not really such a good choice for those in short growing seasons, as numerous early heirlooms do better and taste better too.

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

Mexico is believed to be where Early girl originates from.

Early girl 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 Early girl have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Early girl

  • Full Sun

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Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Early girl 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. USDA Hardiness Zone 3 to 14 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). 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 Early girl 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.

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 Early girl about 56 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Early girl

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 Early girl is a tender plant.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Early girl about 0 days after your last frost date.

Harvesting Early girl

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

Misspellings of Tomato 'Early girl'

early girl hybrid, hybrid early girl

Other Names for Tomato 'Early girl'

tomato

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