Dwarf Fred’s Tie Dye is another variety from the DWARF TOMATO PROJECT created by Vince Lavallo from a cross between Dwarf Wild Fred (a Dwarf project release from 2010) and Pink Berkeley Tie Dye and named Messy. Dwarf Fred Tie Dye is a regular leaf dwarf variety that produces good yields of oblate medium large fruits that ripen to a dusky rose purple hue with green and gold vertical stripes. The flavor is intense and well balanced. This variety has been pledged to the OSSI (Open Source Seed Initiative). Seeds grown and seed saved in Cork, Ireland.
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Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 24C-28C
Germination time in days: 7-14 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 80-120 days
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil requirement: Well drained and rich
Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow seed in a propagator from March in warmth. Keep small plants in a sunny, frost-free environment until they can be planted in the greenhouse from late April or outdoors in late May. Leave 50 cm distance between plants.