Ace 55 Bush Tomato

Organic, Heirloom

#3039
This packet yields approximately 24 plants when started inside.
Availability: In Stock
A 1950s heirloom, 'Ace' 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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