This larger sister variety of Santa is tolerant to late blight and leaf spot. Indeterminate bearing about 13-30 fruits per cluster. Double-stem pruning may produce around 350 fruits per plant. The sharp red fruit are oblong-shaped, evenly spread, and weigh about 30 g. Has excellent taste, is crack-resistant, and suitable for storage and shipping. Approx: 80 days.
Cultural data: field planting
Growing season: Warm season
Days to maturity: 59-85 days
Germination relative to soil temperature: 70-85ºF.
Cultural information: Start indoors mid March. Plant ¼" deep. Transplant late May.
Seed count: Approx. 8700 sds/oz. or 139,200 sds/lb.
Projected seed usage: ½ oz./100 ft. rows 1-2 lb./acre.
Diseases and pests: Fusarium wilt and verticillium, Tomato blight, flea beetles and tomato hornworms.
Harvesting: To promote ripening of fruit, remove some of the newer branches.