Organic Sunrise Bumble Bee Tomato - Solanum lycopersicum
The Bumble Bee tomato was bred by Artisan Seeds and boasts as much a visual treat as it does a culinary delight! With colors ranging from ruby to red with mandarin orange strips, giving this cherry tomato a unique signature all onto its own!
With an explosion of flavors beginning with sweet top notes and tangy undertones, one will never forget the Sunrise Bumble Bee tomato!
Bred to be crack resistant, produce vigorous vines over a long season and sustain cooler evening temperature and hot days. Marbling will be more evident has the season progresses. Initial harvests will not have such a pronounced marble.
Perfect enjoyed fresh in salads, on the side, in salsa or slowly cooked into a sauce of your choice! Flavor profile changes and gardeners are recommended to try the various stages (including the green stage) to enjoy the wide range of complex characteristics.
Grow great in containers and smaller gardens.
- Sun: Full
- Indoors: 4-8 weeks before last frost
- Direct Sow: No
- Seed Count: 25
- Days to Maturity: 70-80
- Plant Size: 5'-6'
Seeds should be planted indoors and kept in a dome with a heated mat for 4-8 weeks.
It is key that your new starts be hardened off. This is a process that requires taking them outside during the day, for a period of time, before they are planted. This acclimates your seedlings to the outside world, meaning the elements like the wind and sun. We do it for several weeks to a month as this strengthens their stems and overall plant structure.
- Start for a short period of time initially, then graduate to more time each day
- One week minimum is recommended
- Bring them inside in the early evening and overnight
- Keep an eye on them and constantly water them. Make sure they have not blown over.
Do not plant seeds too early. They may become leggy and/or root bound. If necessary, use row cover to protect your seedlings/plants from cold weather. Use stakes or cages for support.