Leaf & Petal Designs 4-piece Gourmet Foodie Tomato Plant Set
Overview & Details
Grow your very own tomatoes with this Tomato plant set! The four varieties included will bear fruit in a rainbow of colors, each one featuring a distinctive flavor. Enjoy your harvest by slicing the fruit for sandwiches, chopping it for salads or even using it to make homemade sauces and salsa.
What You Get
- "Cherokee Purple" tomato plant in 2.5" pot
- "Juliet" tomato plant in 2.5" pot
- "Mortgage Lifter" tomato plant in 2.5" pot
- "Rainbow" tomato plant in 2.5" pot
- Planting and growing guide
- Manufacturer's 90-day limited warranty
Good to Know
- Plants are live and growing at the time of shipment.
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Plant Form:||Potted; alive and growing at the time of shipment|
|Common Plant Name:||Tomato|
|Variety:||Solanum lycopersicum "Cherokee Purple", Solanum lycopersicum "Juliet", Solanum lycopersicum "Mortgage Lifter" and Solanum lycopersicum "Rainbow"|
|Height at Maturity:||3+'|
|Spread at Maturity:||3'|
|Sun/Shade Requirements:||Full to partial sun|
|Watering Requirements:||Adequate and consistent watering is essential for your tomatoes; inconsistent watering or soils that do not hold water evenly can cause problems with fruit development|
|USDA Hardiness Zone(s):||Not winter hardy; will thrive from spring to fall in all zones|
|Planting Space Distance:||3' to 4' apart|
|Bloom Period:||Summer to frost|
- Tried-and-true tomato varieties bear fruit in a rainbow of colors and each features a distinctive gourmet flavor
- Indeterminate varieties fruit continuously from summer to the season's end
- Homegrown tomatoes deliver the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity
- "Cherokee Purple" plant produces purple fruit, "Juliet" plant produces red fruit, "Mortgage Lifter" plant produces pink fruit and "Rainbow" plant produces red and yellow fruit
- Tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant
- Slice your harvest for sandwiches, chop for salads or make homemade sauces and salsa
- Consider planting in mixed containers or in a garden bed with flowering annuals
- Thrives in containers and in the ground
- Allows you to enjoy homegrown tomatoes whether you have a large vegetable plot or a small patio garden
- Creates an opportunity to teach children where their food comes from, encourage responsibility and promote healthy eating habits
- Thoroughly hydrate the plant by submersing the root zone in a container of water for 10 minutes while you prepare for planting.
- Prepare the root ball for planting by gently disturbing the surface roots with your fingers, fork, or gardening tool and pruning any damaged roots. This will encourage the roots to begin growing outward into the new soil.
- Dig a hole twice as deep and twice as wide as the plant's root ball. Partially backfill the hole with soil and place the plant into the hole. The top of the root ball should be level with the ground surrounding the hole. Refill the hole with soil, firming the soil around the plant with your fingers. Check to be sure the plant is not planted too deeply. If it is, raise the plant carefully and re-firm the soil.
- Water thoroughly.
- Apply a 2" to 4" layer of shredded bark, compost, leaves, straw or other organic matter around your plants to promote moisture retention, maintain even soil temperatures and discourage weed growth. Replenish the mulch as needed.
- Adequate and consistent watering is essential for your tomatoes. Inconsistent watering or soils that do not hold water evenly can cause problems with fruit development.
- Due to variable geographic and environmental conditions, a specific watering schedule is difficult to define. However, as a rule of thumb, you should not allow the soil or the original root ball to completely dry out. You may need to water as often as every day in periods of drought and extreme summer heat.
- Overwatering can be as damaging as under watering. Be sure that the area surrounding your plant has adequate drainage to move water away from the plant. If you choose to plant in a container, always select one with drainage holes to prevent your plant's roots from sitting in water.
- Feed your plants once every 2 to 3 weeks during the growing season with a water-soluble fertilizer.
- Tomatoes can be supported by staking or by using tomato cages. To stake tomatoes, drive a wooden, plastic or metal stake into the ground 3" to 6" from the base of each plant at planting time. As the plants grow, attach them to the stake using plant ties, taking care to avoid damaging the stems. Selective pruning helps keep staked plants more manageable, but is not necessary for fruit production.
- Alternately, place a tomato cage around each plant at planting time and press the legs into the ground. A small stake may be placed in the ground on each side of the cage to help keep it upright, particularly in windy areas. The plant will support itself on the cage as it grows and should need no pruning.
- Tomatoes are ready to be harvested once they have
changed from green to red, yellow, pink or purple,
depending on the variety. Store freshly picked tomatoes
at room temperature out of direct sunlight. To preserve
flavor and texture, avoid refrigerating fresh tomatoes.
Do not consume any other part of the plant.
- Tomatoes are tender annuals that cannot tolerate any frost or freezing temperatures. In the event of a late spring frost, protect young plants by covering them overnight with a sheet, frost blanket or an inverted bucket or box. Remove any material used to cover the plants the following morning. Tomato plants should be discarded when they have finished fruiting at the end of the season.
PERFECT TOMATO MIX
Amazing variety of tomato plants. Plants arrived well packaged and very hardy. Look forward to having my own produce.Blessingothers, MS
all the plants i have received from leaf&petal have been the best plants i have bought off the internet!! very healthy!! thank you hsn for this great company you have brought to hsn customerscathym359, OH
I received these last week. Put out in pots for now with crushed eggshell compost. They are thriving very well, even with dipping 40 weather at night. Was so glad I bought 2 sets.!macker55, IL
Very nice tomatoes
Tomatoes look very healthy. Planted them right away and they are growing fine. I planted them in large containers and they are doing well. Everyone of them came out of the box in perfect conditionbhd4, PAWas this review helpful? 1 out of 1 found this review helpful
I love the fact there were 4 different types of tomatoes and were packaged well!sis223, NJWas this review helpful? 1 out of 1 found this review helpful