Ace 55 Bush Tomato Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet yields approximately 24 plants when started inside.
4.4 out of 5 stars
(5 reviews)
Availability: Out of Stock
A 1950s heirloom, 'Ace 55' has excellent, fresh tomato flavor and is a lower-acid tomato. An old favorite for canning, 5"–6" diameter, 6–8 ounce fruits are just the right size to quarter and pack into jars. Yields are exceptional; as a determinate type, the majority of the fruits ripen over a 1 to 2 week period. In areas with a long growing season, sow in succession.
$2.29 30 seeds

Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum

Days to Maturity: 80 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Andes

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: About 36" tall, 18" wide

Variety Information: 1950 heirloom, resistant to verticillium wilt and fusarium wilt (Race 1). 6–8 oz., red, globe-shaped tomato.

Type: Indeterminate, Slicer (Learn more)

Attributes: Disease Resistant, Low Acid

When to Sow Outside: For mild climates only: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting. Transplant when air temperature is 45°F or warmer, usually 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"

Row Spacing: 36"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"

Harvesting: 'Ace 55' tomatoes are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when red, and have a slight give when gently squeezed.

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Ace 55 Bush Tomato Seeds Reviews

5 reviews

Easy Ace

5 out of 5 stars Jul 16, 2019
Easy going, great germination, growing well!
Triniti from CA

Excellent Germination

5 out of 5 stars Feb 22, 2021
Every seed sprouted. The seedlings are vigorous and growing very well!
Lizzy from TX

Excellent germination

5 out of 5 stars Apr 25, 2021
I'm growing five tomato varieties from seed which I purchased from botanical interest. Of the five I've been most pleased with ACE 55 to date best germination and vigor. I am now planting most of my Ace 55 in five gallon buckets I'll look forward to seeing what fruits later in the season!
Celeste from CA

Not a bush

2 out of 5 stars Jul 10, 2021
I planted 2 bush varieties of tomatoes Ace 55 and surpremo bush Roma. Producing fine but they are both over 36 inches tall, which the package said they would grow to be. To me a bush tomato would have a very sturdy trunk not thin like vine varieties. Disappointed.
Toni from TX
Owner Response: Hi Toni, Sometimes there are environmental reasons that plants get taller, like shade or excess nitrogen. Especially shade can make plants weaker as they stretch. Even with bush tomatoes using a cage can be really helpful to keep the heavy branches upright as they load up with fruit. We are always happy to help--just shoot us an email or give us a call. Happy gardening!

Pretty tomatoes

5 out of 5 stars Jul 23, 2021
The seeds germinated good. The plants are strong and growing well. There's a good amount of tomatoes on the plants. The tomatoes ripen to very pretty red color. We've had a lot of rain during the first 2 weeks of July and thankfully no splitting. I will grow this again.
Doreen from OH

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