Sweet and delicious right off the vine
Days to Maturity: 70 to 84 from transplant
This just may be your next favorite cherry tomato. Kitchen Minis ? Red Velvet produces deep red fruit that is exceptionally sweet and delicious. Most “pretty” tomatoes lack this explode-in-your-mouth flavor. In fact, these fruits are so tasty, the variety was crowned winner of the 2009 Tomato Tasting at SSE’s Heritage Farm.
The plant is a vigorous vine type and requires a trellis or support, but it grows equally well in a container or a garden bed. The 1-inch-diameter fruits are fuzzy, like peaches, but the fuzz will diminish and disappear when the fruit ripens. The unique blue-green foliage has a silvery hue, reminiscent of dusty miller. Both fruits and foliage are hardy and will continue to grow and produce even after a frost.
Start seeds indoors and transplant after the threat of frost has passed. Water tomato plants at the ground and avoid getting water on the foliage to help prevent fungal disease. If overhead watering is the only option, water early in the morning so that the plants have time to dry.
If you plan to start your seeds indoors, be sure to check out our Bio Dome Seed Starter Kit. With the Bio Dome, you can control the temperature, light, and soil mix to ensure your seeds become strong for transplant.
Open Pollinated. Days to germination: 2 to 3 days
(P)Pkt of 10 seeds
Item Form:(P)?Pkt of 10 seeds
Bloom Start to End:Mid Spring – Mid Winter
Tomato Fruit Set:Determinate
Days to Maturity:84
Seeds Per Pack:10
Plant Height:6 in – 8 in
Plant Width:6 in – 8 in
Foliage Color:Dark Green
Harvest Season:Late Spring,?Late Summer,?Mid Fall,?Mid Spring,?Mid Summer,?Mid Winter
Light Requirements:Part Shade
Soil Tolerance:Normal,? loamy