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Tomato 'Earliana'  

Solanum lycopersicum

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Earliana is a variety of Tomato which is a member of the Solanum family. Its botanical name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Earliana'. 'Earliana' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Red.

An early and compact commercial heirloom variety. Plant produces clusters of 4-6oz red fruit. Fair flavour, very meaty, and an average producer. Reportedly this tomato has problems with cracking in areas with high rainfall. A good choice for containers due to it’s compact size (growing to only approx, 3ft). Regular leaf.

Earliana grows as an Annual and is a Fruit. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Earliana is known for growing to a height of approximately 91.0 cm (2.96 feet).

United States is believed to be where Earliana originates from.

Earliana 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 Earliana have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Earliana

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Earliana 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. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Earliana are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Earliana needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.5 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Earliana from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Sow 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 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 Earliana about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Earliana

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

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

Harvesting Earliana

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

Earliana folklore & trivia

Developed by George Sparks of Salem, New Jersey and was first offered commercially in 1900 by Johnson and Stokes of Philadelphia. 1


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