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Solanum lycopersicum

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'Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye' is a Tomato variety in the Solanum genus with a scientific name of Solanum lycopersicum. 'Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Painter yellow. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Dark pastel red and   Napier green.

Bred by Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms of Napa, CA. “Beautiful, early, and very sweet rich flavor. 10 out of 10 people liked it better then Cherokee Purple in a farmers market taste off. Early to mid-early, 65-75 days.Compact indeterminate regular leaf. 8-12 oz. average. Port wine-colored beefsteak with metallic green stripes. Excellent sweet, rich dark tomato flavor. Fabulous. Marginal tomato climate recommended.”

Indeterminate, regular leaf, plants can get 5-7 feet tall. Some climates report that this variety is prone to cracking, but other areas don’t seem to have that problem.

Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye grows as an Annual and is a Fruit. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

Mexico is believed to be where Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye originates from.

Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye 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 Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye

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A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye 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. Ideally plant in loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.0 and 6.0 as Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye likes to be in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye 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 Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye

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

Plant to first leaves to promote strong roots.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye is a tender plant.

Harvesting Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye

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

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