Tomato, Silvery Fir Tree
- Flattened red fruits grow to 3-4 inches
- Carrot-like, silvery-gray foliage
- Compact 24" plants
- Does well in hanging baskets
- Determinate - Fruit ripens over a 2 week period
- 60 days from transplant
Tomato, Silvery Fir Tree Description
Traditional Russian variety with distinctive carrot-like silvery-gray foliage on compact 24" plants. Heavy crops of round, slightly flattened 3-3½" red fruits. Unique decorative variety that is a real eye-catcher. Does well in hanging baskets or on patios. Introduced by Seed Savers Exchange in 1995. Determinate, 60 days from transplant.
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.