Ace 55 Bush Tomato Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet yields approximately 20 plants when started inside.
3.8888888888889 out of 5 stars
(9 reviews)
Availability: In 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 25 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: Determinate, 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

9 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

Ace 55 Bush Tomatoe Seeds

5 out of 5 stars Aug 20, 2021
These are absolutely the BEST tomatoes ever; they're low in acid, slice perfectly for sandwiches and are so juicy and flavorful! All our friends who have tasted them have asked us to share our bounty...but, we're being stingy. We're making spaghetti sauce with our rich bounty! Purchased again and will keep purchasing.
Nancy from WA


2 out of 5 stars Nov 27, 2021
I had great hopes for this tomato, my local garden shop recommended it for our area. Yet it was a disappointment plants grew fantastically excellent seed germ but again and again healthy plants no fruit! This may be due to our warmer weather but other tomato varieties even some heirloom that normally under produce were prolific in fruit. Again may have been the weather but for me the tomato was a dud.
Celeste from CA
Owner Response: Hi Celeste, You are correct, fruit production is dependant upon environmental factors and incorrect nutrients or high heat can stifle fruit production.

Acer 55 Bush tomatoes.

4 out of 5 stars Dec 5, 2021
The Acer was a definite winner in our raised beds. They are more compact than most other tomato plants. They are an average size tomato, smooth so they are very easy to can.
Lori from FL

Can't get many flowers to stay

2 out of 5 stars Jun 23, 2022
This is my third year growing ace 55. I've had great success with germination all three years and in all three years, I cant seem to get very many flowers. The ones I do get keep dropping off. So far, I have one tomato out of all 8 plants I planted. I've tried hand pollinating and the heat doesn't get too crazy high until late June. I don't think its the soil because my other tomato varieties are doing just fine. Maybe my climate? I dunno, I'll finish off the seeds I have left over next year but I don't think ill buy this one again
Owner Response: Hi Jessica, We're sorry you're not enjoying this variety of tomato. Fruit production is dependent upon environmental factors which can include excessively high or cold conditions. Often times we must be patient in waiting for our fruit to set by allowing conditions to change enough to your varieties preference. Other stressors that can cause a lack of fruit production includes lack of water or too much nitrogen. Feel free to contact us with questions like this in the future, we are happy to help!

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