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Japanese Slicing Tomato

Mandarin Cross

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Japanese Slicing Tomato

Mandarin Cross

EXCLUSIVE - Beautiful, golden-orange Mandarin Cross tomatoes have a wonderful creamy-tender texture and sweet, even flavor finish that just ...
EXCLUSIVE - Beautiful, golden-orange Mandarin Cross tomatoes have a wonderful creamy-tender texture and sweet, even flavor finish that just melts in your mouth. These gorgeous midseason tomatoes are borne in abundance and ripen like jewels on strong indeterminate vines whose dense foliage provides a good canopy against sun scald. A plateful of their glowing juicy wedges, the color of ripe persimmons, is a picture of delicious beauty. Slices of Mandarin Cross garnished with basil will take you to tomato heaven.
Seed Count: 25-30 / Weight: 0.08 gms
$ 2.99

STARTING SEEDLINGS

In early spring, start indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 50-55°F (10- 13°C). Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist but not soggy, and very warm, 80°F (27°C). Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside. When 2 inches tall, transplant into individual 4 inch pots, burying stems up to base of leaves. Maintain at 70-75°F (21-24°C). Feed with half strength fertilizer every 2 weeks until ready to plant, then gradually acclimate seedlings to outdoor conditions. When nights reach 55°F (10°C), transplant 3 feet apart into rich soil in full sun.


GROWING NOTES

Prepare soil well with aged manure or compost. Plant several inches deeper than seedlings were growing in containers. Provide strong stakes or tall wire cages at planting time. Mulch to provide even moisture retention; don't overwater once fruit begins to ripen.


HARVEST AND USE

For best flavor, pick fully ripe and don’t store in the refrigerator. These richly colored, meltingly tender tomatoes are hard to resist straight out of the garden. Cut into thick slices and serve with a little feta or goat cheese and chopped fresh dill or basil, then drizzle with olive oil for an irresistible summer treat.

Sow Seeds Indoors

Days To Germinate

Transplant Outdoors
In Full Sun

Mature Height

Transplant To Harvest

Feb. – March
7 – 14 days
May – June
5 – 7 feet
Approx. 80 days

Sow Seeds Indoors

Days To Germinate

Transplant Outdoors
In Full Sun

Mature Height

Transplant To Harvest

Feb. – March
7 – 14 days
May – June
5 – 7 feet
Approx. 80 days

Sow Seeds Indoors

Feb. – March

Days To Germinate

7 – 14 days

Transplant Outdoors
In Full Sun

May – June

Mature Height

5 – 7 feet

Transplant To Harvest

Approx. 80 days

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