Sowing: in the open field or in seedbeds. The availability of very early varieties suitable for indoor cultivation allows sowing for a long period of the year. In general, it is sown in seedbeds in late winter-early spring.
Transplant: As soon as the seedling is manageable, it is transplanted into 8 cm pots to help the formation of good roots and is planted outdoors in late April-early May. In very hot areas, for a late harvest, it can be planted outdoors in June.
Distance: for family growing: between rows 60-90 cm, 45-60 cm on the rows.
Advice: cultivate Marigold plants interspersed with tomatoes to control nematodes; do not grow tomatoes in the same position for 4 years and do not precede or follow them from other solanaceae. Remove all lateral shoots when they are 3 cm long, remove all leaves under the lowest fruit stage. Indeterminate varieties necessarily require high support.
Seed required: about 3g per square meter of seedbed; 15-20 g per 100 sq m planted.
DETERMINED PLANT: supports are not essential
INDETERMINATE PLANT: needs support