Ed Hume Seeds

Siletz Tomato

TOMATO Siletz


A very large and early maturing Tomato. It produces flavorful deep red, round fruit ideal for slicing. Fruit size is 10 to 12 ounces or even more on determinate plants. It has some disease resistance and will produce well early, even during cooler weather. Another outstanding Oregon State University introduction by Dr. Jim Baggett. Approximately 65 days from transplant to first ripening.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Start seeds indoors, in pots, trays or flats in warm room with plenty of bright light. Water with warm water. Cover with 1/8 inch fine soil.

THINNING: Thin when plants are about 2 inches tall. Individually pot or space 3 inches apart.

TRANSPLANTING: Plant outdoors in May, when all danger of frost has passed and weather has warmed considerably.

SPACING: Leave 24 to 36 inches between plants.

GERMINATION: Approximately 1 to 2 weeks in the home. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Tomatoes prefer rich soil kept moderately moist. Fertilize monthly if necessary and avoid spraying foliage when watering. Cover young transplants with hot caps or cloches if late spring weather turns chilly. Plant in full sun, if possible against a south facing wall or fence where sun reflection will provide additional heat.

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