- Abundantly more tomatoes produced
- Early harvest of tomatoes
- 3 feet tall and wide
The Bush Early Girl Tomato is a hybrid plant related to the Early Girl while producing abundantly more tomatoes than it’s similarly named relative. The Bush Early Girl Tomato is as it says, early...yielding and producing extra large, red tomatoes with outstanding flavor. The Bush Early Girl Tomato grows on an actual bush bearing fruit up to 4 inches in width. It’s branches grow strong to produce an astonishing number of tomatoes per plant. In ideal conditions, this variety has been known to produce an abundance of 100 tomatoes from one plant!
Plant in early spring with 2/3 of the stem covered in deep soil, ensuring production of strong plants to support its future harvest. Locate your tomato bush in full sun along with well drained, nutrient rich soil with added compost and a soil pH of 6.2–6.8. These components will contribute to the health and good taste of your tomatoes. Soil must remain moist throughout the growing season to prevent cracked fruit and blossom rot. Add mulch at the base to avoid water evaporation.
Bush Early Girl Tomato Care & Growing Information
The Bush Early Girl Tomato typically reaches 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Spacing requirements between each plant is 24 - 36 inches. After planting, it takes approximately 54 days to reach maturity. In the case of an unexpected frost, cover this warm weather plant with a frost protective covering. Being prone to certain pests and rodents, as well as birds…use bird netting, rodent traps and homemade pesticides to protect your crop. When deterring these fruit damaging hazards, avoid toxic chemicals at all cost. Instead, create a homemade mixture of water, cayenne pepper, garlic, olive oil and liquid Castile soap to keep your produce and your family safe. If leaves begin to turn brown, it could be due to lack of oxygen or too much water. Remove dead leaves one at a time, eventually removing the entire branch allowing oxygen to reach the healthy parts of the bush. Too much water can also cause the root to rot, killing the plant.
Tomatoes grow and flourish best when planted among onions, garlic, chives, parsley, carrots, marigolds or nasturtiums. Large containers are fine for this determinate plant but be sure there is adequate support...such as a tomato cage...when the bush fills with luscious tomatoes. Tipped plants can develop negative issues with the fruit resting on the ground, resulting in under ripened and rotting tomatoes. A healthy plant will produce flowers and fruit until frost.
As the plant grows, a star is born. The first sign of the tomato is a literal green star-like shape which will change into a yellow flower. Once fertilized, the yellow flower develops into green tomatoes. From there, with proper care, your bush will result in a harvest of scrumptious, juicy red tomatoes filled with indescribable flavor!
Bush Early Girl Tomato Plant Information
|Common Name: Bush Early Girl Tomato
|Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum
|Plant Type: Tomato – Slicer
|Edible Type: Vegetable
|Fruit Size: 6-8 oz
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
|Spacing: 18" (46cm)
|Height: 30 - 36" (76 - 91cm)
|Width: 24 - 30" (61 - 76cm)
|Tomato Type: Slicer Tomato
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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