First tomato of the season
Early Girl Hybrid Tomato
First tomato of the season
- Earliest tomato fruits of the season
- Longest-producing tomato
- Resists Fusarium Wilt Race I and Verticillium Wilt
Early Girl is an apt name for these tomatoes, since they'll produce the earliest fruits of the season, then continue producing long after other varieties have stopped! Each tomato fruit weighs about 5 oz, and comes in 4-6" shapes ranging from whole spheres to slightly flattened globes. They're perfect for canning, making sauce, or slicing for sandwiches, wraps, and caprese salads. It's also well known for producing enormous yields, so with each harvest, be sure to make plenty of space in your kitchen--or be ready to give some away! Indeterminate. Early Girl resists Fusarium Wilt Race I and Verticillium Wilt. 52 days to maturity.
- Botanical Name: Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Early Girl'
- Season: both Spring & Fall
- Sun/Shade: Full Sun.
- Height: 6 - 8 feet. Indeterminate.
- Spacing: 18 - 24 inches between plants, 3 - 5 feet between rows. Plants can be planted closer if needed.
- Zone: 3 - 9 annual.
- Spread: 3 feet.
- Foliage: Medium green foliage.
- Depth: Start seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before planting outdoors. Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep. Transplant outdoors after any chance of frost is past. When transplanting, set the plant deep, up to the first true leaves, by digging a deep hole or trench. The stem will develop roots along its length.
- Blooms: Summer
- Germination: 8 - 10 days.
- Days to Maturity: 52 days from transplant.
- Yield: 100 lbs/100 foot row.
- Fruit: Firm textured red fruits, 4 - 6 oz.
- Soil Preference: Well-drained, deep, fertile soil.
- Growth Rate: Moderate to fast growth rate.
- Pruning: Prune by cutting out suckers (auxiliary shoots between the stems and the leaves) to produce larger fruit. Fruit also ripens earlier since the sun can reach it more easily.
- Form: Vine, Indeterminate
- Flowers: Yellow flowers.
- Seed Count: Approximately 30 seeds per packet.
- Pollinator: Self pollinating.
Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
|2019 Insects Shipping Schedule|
|Zones||Lacewings, Lady Beetles & Encapsulated Earthworms||Nematodes|
|1A||5/3 - 11/1||5/10 - 11/1|
|1B - 2A||5/10 - 11/1||5/10 - 11/1|
|2B - 3B||4/26 - 11/1||4/26 - 11/1|
|4A - 6A||4/12 - 11/1||4/12 - 11/1|
|6B - 7A||4/5 - 11/1||4/5 - 11/1|
|7B - 8B||3/8 - 11/1||3/8 - 11/1|
|9A - 10B||2/22 - 11/1||2/22 - 11/1|
|Last Order Date||10/28/2019||10/28/2019|
The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.
Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.
In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.
Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.