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Chef's Choice Red Tomato

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$29.99
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 5 Feet
  • Mature Spread 18 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 9

The Chef's Choice Red Tomato is an indeterminate variety that produces globe-shaped fruit. Firm flesh is resistant to scabs, ensuring smooth fruit free of blemishes. Mature fruit is red and weighs about 8 ounces. The flavor is a mix of acidic and sweet, similar to the taste often found in heirloom varieties. Tomatoes are ready to pick in 85 days.

Chef's Choice Red Tomato Care  

Plant seeds or transplant seedlings outside when the temperature is consistently warm and there is no longer a threat of frost. Space the Chef's Choice Red Tomatoes two feet apart so there is room for each plant. Use a trellis or cages to support the vines and allow airflow around the foliage.

Growing Chef's Choice Red Tomato 

Select a planting site in full sun because the Chef's Choice Red Tomato needs at least 6 hours of direct sunlight to thrive. Plants can stand up to 5 feet tall, so select a planting site that can support large plants.

Grow the Chef's Choice Red Tomato in a container for flexible placement options on a deck or balcony. Select a container with drainage that measures 20 inches wide. Container-grown plants need water more often, so be ready to water daily during a dry spell.

Watering Chef's Choice Red Tomato 

Keep the soil consistently damp and water when the top layer is dry. Avoid overly wet conditions, as standing water or waterlogged soil is problematic.

Feeding Chef's Choice Red Tomato 

Routine fertilization supports healthy plants and an abundant harvest. Use a fertilizer intended for vegetable plants or specially for tomatoes and apply every 4 to 6 weeks.

Chef's Choice Red Tomato Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
Plant Type: Annuals
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 5 Feet
Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 15 - 18 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Disease
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: Bees
Container Role:
Uses: Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Chef's Choice Red Tomato
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum
SKU:
123PLA1620-npn

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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