- Perfect For Growing in Small Areas!
- 9-12 Inches Tall
- 32-48 Inches Wide
- Plant in Full Sun
This is a fun tomato. Fun to eat, fun to look at as it cascades out of its hanging basket or container, and fun to grow. Power Pops will fruit earlier than most varieties as they are indeterminate, meaning they are a vining type tomato that will fruit all season long until killed off by a frost or a freeze. There is no limit to how long this tomato will cascade. Growing this on your full sun porch in a hanging basket means you get lovely green foliage and bright red pops of color that you will not be able to resist as you walk by. You will find yourself plucking one or two or more and popping them in your mouth, relishing that sweet/tart tomato goodness.
Power Pops cherry tomatoes contain 55% more of the antioxidant lycopene that is purported to have great health benefits, especially when the tomato is cooked, and 40% more carotenoids, the substance found in the skin and flesh of yellow, orange and red fruits and vegetables. Even the most picky eater in your family will be unable to resist popping a Power Pops cherry tomato in their mouth as they walk past this bright indeterminate, vining, cascading tomato. Bon Appetit!
Power Pops Tomato Plant Care
Start your tomatoes indoors about 8 weeks before your last known frost. Plant in a soilless seed starting mix, sow them ¼ inches deep and put an LED or fluorescent light 3 to 4 inches above them when they sprout in 7 to 14 days. Move the light up as they grow. When they are 3 to 4 weeks old, move them into larger pots, keeping them in bright light or sunlight so they don’t get leggy. Plant outside after the danger of frost has passed. If started indoors, harden the plants off by moving them outside a little at a time to acclimate them to the sun. If planting in hanging baskets or a container on your deck or porch, be sure to water frequently. Tomatoes are heavy water users, as well as heavy feeders. Apply a slow release fertilizer to the soil when planting out in the ground or moving them into their container.
Growing Power Pops Tomato Plants
Plant in full sun. Apply an organic tomato fertilizer every other week after the tomato has been established, and water when needed. Do not allow them to dry out to the point of wilting. As an indeterminate tomato, this plant has the capability of reaching epic proportions as it will not stop growing unless conditions prevent it from doing so. Typically, though, Power Pops tomatoes will grow to about 9 inches tall and cascade or creep along the ground for about 44 inches. They will require support to keep them off the ground if not cascading out of a container. Use a tomato cage or a trellis to prevent ground contact and subsequent soil borne diseases from manifesting. Power Pops will reach mature size in 45 days from when they are planted in the soil or container.
Plants grown in containers, which this mighty little tomato is especially suited for, means you will have to water and fertilize more often than a tomato grown in the garden. Make sure any container you place them in has drainage holes to avoid overwatering and rotting the roots. Even the smallest garden gardener will be able to plant Power Pops cherry tomato, whether it is dangling over the side of a balcony or perched in a pot on a small deck. Water more frequently when in a container and fertilize as needed to maintain good growth.
Watering Power Pops Tomatoes
Tomatoes are susceptible to a tomato blight that originates in most soils. When watered from above, with all the foliage getting wet and water splashing from the soil up to the leaves, you take a greater chance of contracting the tomato blight. Your plant will seemingly wilt and disintegrate overnight and there is no cure other than to destroy it and start over. Water frequently during hot summer months as long as your containers or your garden soil is fast draining.
Feeding Power Pops Tomato Plants
Tomatoes are heavy feeders. Use a good quality organic tomato fertilizer for your tomatoes and feed them every other week during active growth periods. If the weather turns too hot and your tomatoes cease flower and fruit production, slow your fertilizing until the weather cools once again. Natural gardeners may want to create a compost tea by adding water to well rotted compost material and water their plants with this. Your plants will gain all the nutrients they need from the compost.
Power Pops Tomato Plant Information
|Common Name: Power Pops Tomato|
|Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum|
|Plant Type: Tomato – Small Fruit|
|Edible Type: Vegetable|
|Fruit Size: 1 oz|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)|
|Spacing: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)|
|Height: 9 - 12" (23 - 30cm)|
|Width: 32 - 48" (81 - 122cm)|
|Tomato Type: Small Fruit Tomato|
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