These varieties are either Extra-Early, maturing in 55 to 68 days after transplanting, or early varieties that mature in 55 - 68 days after transplanting. (Days to Maturity figures are really just for comparing between varieties within a category. Actual days will vary from location to location, depending on garden conditions.) If you have at least 90 days left to your growing season, trying some of these tomatoes makes sense.
Tomatoes are one of the most popular crops. Ripe tomatoes can be eaten raw, great in salads, soups, stews, stewed, pureed, and stuffed. They can be made into sauces, pastes, juice, or catsup. Unripe fruits are pickled, fried, roasted, dried, or made into marmalade, pies, or relishes. Some varieties dry very well and can be to nearly any dish. Can also be marinated or ground into a flour for flavoring. Tomato seed oil is used in cooking.
Tomatoes are very greedy feeders and need adequate compost or decomposed manure. Keep soil moist in dry weather. Determinate types are bushy and do not need to be staked. Indeterminate types are more viney, they do need staking, and generally bear longer. Cool climate varieties are generally smaller fruited and less resistant to cracking.
For more information on tomato cultivation, or the nutritional benefits of tomatoes, please refer to our Tomato Department description section in Seeds.
H/Matures 8-13/Harvest 17+/Yield 100-418/Spacing Cherry 18", determinate 21" Indeterminate - 24"