Tomato, Velvet Red
- Winner of the 2009 Tomato Tasting at SSE’s Heritage Farm
- Red cherry tomatoes grow to 1 inch
- Excellent sweet flavor
- Silvery-gray foliage
- Heavy yields
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- 75-80 days from transplant
Tomato, Velvet Red Description
Winner of the 2009 Tomato Tasting at SSE’s Heritage Farm. From SSE member Joe Bratka of Elmwood, New Jersey. Striking silvery gray dusty miller-type foliage. Heavy yields of 1" cherry tomatoes, excellent sweet flavor. Occasionally a non-silvery plant will appear. Indeterminate, 75-80 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.