Award-winning performance and flavor
Days to Maturity: 55 from transplant
All-America Selections (AAS) Winner 2016
At last, a currant tomato worthy of an All-America Selections Award. Candyland Red Hybrid is the first ever to receive this honor, and when you grow it, you will see why. Easier to harvest, sweeter, and more productive than others.
The first thing you will notice is that the habit of this indeterminate vining plant is neat and restrained. If you’ve ever seen currant tomato plants before, you know that they are quite rangy and dense, with fruit arising deep inside the branches, where it’s difficult to reach. Candyland Red puts a stop to all that nonsense with exterior fruit setting, simplifying your harvest and making it easier for the tomatoes themselves to receive the sunlight and water they need for maturation.
The second improvement is the yield. Expect more than 100 fruit from every plant—Candyland Red sets its currant tomatoes in long clusters, like enormous bunches of grapes. The production is heavy and continues all season long on this vigorous, trouble free plant.
The third and most important change is the flavor. Each dark red fruit is round, smooth, and just about ?-inch in diameter, weighing in at ?-ounce, yet every bit is packed with super sweet, rich flavor. You will quickly get used to grabbing a handful of Candyland Reds every time you enter the vegetable garden—they’re a wonderful snack straight off the vine.
Smaller than cherry tomatoes, currants are just one quick bite: intensely flavored yet so tiny. If you are new to growing this veggie, make Candyland Red Hybrid your way to start. The garden performance will astound you, and the flavor will satisfy your sweet tooth the healthy way.
Start seeds indoors 5 to 6 weeks before the last frost date. Plant outdoors when danger of frost is past and night temperatures consistently remain above 55 degrees Fahrenheit. If an unexpected late frost is forecasted, protect young plants with plastic sheeting or other cover. Set plants 2 to 4 feet apart, and stake or cage them as they grow.
(P)Pkt of 30 seeds
Variety:Candyland Red Hybrid
Item Form:(P)?Pkt of 30 seeds
Tomato Fruit Set:Indeterminate
Days to Maturity:55
Seeds Per Pack:30
Plant Width:3 ft – 4 ft
Additional Characteristics:Award Winner,?Edible,?Season Extenders
Harvest Season:Late Summer,?Mid Summer,?Early Summer
Light Requirements:Full Sun
Moisture Requirements:Moist,? well-drained
Resistance:Disease Resistant,?Heat Tolerant,?Pest Resistant,?Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance:Normal,? loamy
Uses:Beds,?Cuisine,?Outdoor,?Vines and Climbers