Tomato, Federle

Solanum lycopersicum
$2.99 to $140.80
SKU: 0439
  • Bright red fruits grow to 7 inches long
  • Flavorful flesh with few seeds
  • Excellent for processing, especially good for salsa
  • Very productive
  • Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
  • 85 days from transplant
  • ±10,700 seeds/oz

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Tomato, Federle Description

Introduced to SSE in 1991 by R. W. Richardson of New York. Original seed obtained through a swap with a West Virginia gardener. Productive plants loaded with 7" long red paste tomatoes. Rich full flavor and few seeds. Excellent for processing, especially good for salsa. Indeterminate, 85 days from transplant. ±10,700 seeds/oz.

Learn to Grow it

You should start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date for transplanting them into the garden. Plant them outdoors 2-4 weeks after your last expected frost.

Plant your seeds 1/4-1/2 in. deep in soil trays or pots. Transfer them to 3-4 in. pots when their true leaves appear. When transplanting, bury seedlings up the stems up to their leaves.

Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.

These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.