Bloody Butcher Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) Indeterminate
A highly prolific fast-grower that yields clusters of tasty, 2” fruits. Ruby red, blemish free, and perfectly round. A great choice for those who appreciate an early tomato harvest and for gardeners in the northern states.
- 25 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-10 days
- Maturity: 55-60 days
- Start indoors 6 weeks before the last frost. Plant 1/4" deep in seed starting mix. Requires soil temperatures of 75-85F to germinate. Heating mat is recommended. Keep soil moist.
- Harden off and transplant in full sun when all danger of frost has passed. Bury deep, planting the entire stem leaving only top leaves above ground.
- Space plants 2-3' apart; space rows 3-4' apart.
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This is a great tomato for us that live in cold climates. Excellent germination rates(over 95%), hardy, and prolific. Even here in Alaska, we are growing two crops. We started the first in February, the second in May. As of now, in June, we have about 8-15 tomatoes per plant. The later plants are even more robust than the first plantings were. Of course, being in Houston, Alaska, this for us is a greenhouse only crop. Would it grow without a greenhouse? Yes, it would, but would be a bit more work. In the lower 48, this would be my first choice for an early tomato. Others in this category would be the Bloody Butcher, and the Stupice. All are good for us.
The first tomato to ripen in and out of the greenhouse. Tolerant of heat in the greenhouse, wonderful potato leaf type. Will always have a place for this in my garden.