Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum (hybrid)
Days to Maturity: 75 days from transplanting
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: About 30"–36" tall
Variety Information: 'Mountain Merit' is a determinate type 8–10 ounce slicing tomato. Disease resistant to Fusarium wilt, root-rot nematode, grey leaf spot, Verticillium wilt, late blight, tomato spotted wilt.
Type: Determinate, Bush (Learn more)
Attributes: Disease Resistant, Good for Containers
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: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"
Row Spacing: 36"
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"
Harvesting: 'Mountain Merit' tomatoes are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when bright red, and have a slight give when gently squeezed.