Tomato Thessaloniki

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An Heirloom variety, originating from Greece producing large heavy leafed plants excellent for protecting fruit in sunny positions.  A very productive variety producing large red fruits 3-4” in diameter with a mild flavour that are resistant to cracking.

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Tomato Thessaloniki

Tomato Thessaloniki. An Heirloom variety, originating from Greece producing large heavy leafed plants excellent for protecting fruit in sunny positions.  A very productive variety producing large red fruits 3-4” in diameter with a mild flavour that are resistant to cracking.  The fruit has amazing colors as it matures turning from sunset hues to a deep red.   Good resistance to disease and fungal infections.  Fruits are extremely resistant to rotting, even when fully mature on the vine.  Indeterminate. 80 days from germination.

Cultivation Advice Tomato Thessaloniki

  • Sow in spring under glass or on a windowsill 1/16 inch deep.  Germination takes around 6-14 days at 65-75F.
  • Transplant the seedlings when large enough to handle into 3 inch pots.
  • Grow on under cooler conditions and when about 8 inches tall, either plant in their growing position in the greenhouse or gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions and plant out 18 inches apart in a warm and sunny spot in moist, fertile well drained soil and keep watered.

What’s the difference between “indeterminate” and “determinate” tomatoes?

Determinate tomatoes, or “bush” tomatoes, are varieties that grow to a compact height (generally 3 – 4′). Determinates stop growing when fruit sets on the top bud. All the tomatoes from the plant ripen at approximately the same time (usually over period of 1- 2 weeks). They require a limited amount of staking for support and are perfectly suited for container planting.

Indeterminate tomatoes will grow and produce fruit until killed by frost. They can reach heights of up to 12 feet although 6 feet is normal.  Indeterminates will bloom, set new fruit and ripen fruit all at the same time throughout the season. They require substantial staking for support and benefit from being constrained to a central growing stem.