The tomato has a strange history because it’s of American origin but it was unknown as a food in this country. Spanish explorers brought the seed to Europe and then it returned to the New World! Initially, tomatoes were thought to be poisonous and only grown in the 19th century as an ornamental plant called “The Apple of Paradise” in Germany and “The Apple of Love” in France.
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- 1 Pot
- 1 Marker
- 1 Tomato Seeds Pack
- 1 Planting Booklet
- 1 Planting Log Sheet
- 1 Decorative Sticker Sheet
What You Need To Know:
- Q: How many types of tomatoes are there?
- A: There are more than 3,000 varieties of heirloom or heritage tomatoes in active cultivation worldwide and more than 15,000 known varieties.
- Q: When should tomatoes be planted?
- A: Tomatoes like warm soil, so they should not be planted outdoors until soil temps reach 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Another rule of thumb is to wait until nighttime temperatures stay reliably above 50 degrees. Many people start their tomato seeds indoors at least four to six weeks before the last frost date to give them a head start on the two to three months it takes for them to produce fruit.
- Q: How to Store Tomatoes?
- A: Never refrigerate fresh garden tomatoes. Doing so spoils the flavor and texture that give them that garden tomato taste. To freeze, core fresh and unblemished tomatoes and place them whole in freezer bags or containers. Seal, label, and freeze. The skins will slip off when they thaw.
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