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Mountain Merit Bush Tomato Seeds

Mountain Merit Bush Tomato Seeds

SKU: #0107

An all-around classic slicer tomato. A beautiful red beefsteak, this determinate tomato has a condensed harvest period, handy for preserving your tomatoes at once, and compact plants, perfect for containers. A 2014 All America Selections Heartland winner! Disease resistant to Fusarium wilt, root-rot nematode, grey leaf spot, Verticillium wilt, late blight, tomato spotted wilt. Inert organic coating improves seed visibility when sowing.

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Variety Info

Days to Maturity: 75 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Type: Determinate, Bush (Learn more)

Native: Andes

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: About 30"–36" tall

Variety Info: 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.

Attributes: Disease Resistant, Good for Containers

Sowing Info

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"

Growing Info

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