- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 5 Inches
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 9 - 12
What do you get when you mix up tomato, chile pepper, onion, garlic, salt, cilantro, and cumin? A delicious salsa roja, or spicy red sauce, great for dipping hot, salty, tortilla chips into and munching. To ensure that this salsa tastes fantástico, you need to use the best tomatoes you can find–sweet, acidic, with less seeds, and little to no juice. Lucky for you, Fresh Salsa Tomato Plant, also known as Solanum lycopersicum 'Fresh Salsa', has them. Producing a high yield of meaty, 4-5 oz, plump, scarlet Roma tomatoes in 65 to 75 days, this bushy, determinate hybrid’s fruit can be eaten fresh off the vine, canned, or frozen. Even salsas made with its plum tomatoes can be saved for later use by canning/freezing.
Fresh Salsa Tomato Plant Care
To satisfy Fresh Salsa Tomato Plant’s affinity for light, plant it in full sun after the last threat of frost has passed in spring. Make sure that its soil is loamy, moist, and well draining. Amend the soil with peat moss/coco coir if needed to obtain an ideal pH of 6.2 to 6.8. To reduce moisture loss and increase nutrients, mulch with compost. Space plants 24 to 26 inches apart. Stake or cage this plant to support the stems and protect it from extreme wind and weather.
Growing Fresh Salsa Tomato Plant
Growing to a maximum height of 4-5 feet and spread of 24-36 inches, Fresh Salsa Tomato Plant matures in 65-75 days. Cold hardy in zones 9 to 12, plant this tomato after spring’s last frost. Add a cage or grow stake to support its vertical growth. If grown inside, provide this vine with at least 8 hours of bright direct sunlight or 12 hours beneath grow lights. To discourage disease, remove its lowest set of leaves.
Suitable for growing in containers, plant Fresh Salsa Tomato Plant in an 18-inch pot. If necessary, repot this tomato into a new container that is twice the size of the original pot. Plant en masse in raised beds or as a specimen in a container. In a thriller-spiller-filler combination, this hybrid is best utilized as a thriller.
Watering Fresh Salsa Tomato Plant
To produce an abundant amount of delicious fruit, Fresh Salsa Tomato Plant needs about 1 to 2 inches of water per week. To keep its soil constantly moist, water regularly, preferably during the early morning hours. Also, water only the soil and not this hybrid’s leaves. Extended periods of wet foliage may encourage fungal disease.
Feeding Fresh Salsa Tomato Plant
To produce a lot of fruit, Fresh Salsa Tomato Plant needs a lot of nutrients. When planting during the spring, provide this plant with a balanced tomato fertilizer. After that, apply a fertilizer with less nitrogen than phosphorus/potassium such as a 5-10-10 NPK formula two times per month.
Fresh Salsa Tomato Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 12|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 4 - 5 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: N/A|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: N/A|
|Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Fresh Salsa Tomato Plant|
|Other Name(s): Fresh Salsa Tomato|
|Scientific Name: Tomato 'Fresh Salsa'|
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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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
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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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.