Sweet 100 Tomato

Sweet 100 TomatoSweet 100

*Indeterminate

Sweet 100 tomatoes produce small cherry-like fruit on indeterminate vines until frost.  They grow in long clusters and need to be staked or grown on a fence.  The sweet fruits are very high in vitamin C.

How To Grow: Plant in full sun.

Spacing: Plant 18″ apart.

Height: Grows 4′ to 5′ tall.

Outstanding Features: Good resistance to Fusarium Wilt, Verticillium Wilt, Root Nematodes and Tobacco Mosaic Virus.

Tips: Tomatoes will grow in any good garden soil that is properly drained.  Good drainage is necessary to prevent “blossom-end rot”.  The ground should be tilled deeply before the tomatoes are planted.  The soil should also be enriched with compost, leaf mold, peat moss or commercial humus.  Manure can be used, if at all, with caution.  Set plants out after danger from frost has passed and plant them a bit deeper than what they were growing in their containers.  If your plants are a bit spindly, plant them on their sides and cover with dirt up to their first leaves.  Roots will grow along the buried stem and produce sturdier plants.  To avoid wilts and other serious problems, rotate tomatoes and other related vegetables (peppers, tomatoes, eggplants) with non-related vegetables such as legumes and cucurbits (squash, cucumbers).  Check out plant tags to see what a tomato variety is resistant to.

*Indeterminate tomatoes continue to grow, set fruit, and ripen continuously until a frost arrives.  Also known as vining types, they require staking or other support.

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2 Responses to “Sweet 100 Tomato”

  • Amber:

    i just started growing these tomato plants. i planted next to some green bell peppers. All the sudden over night all the leaves have to started wilting and the plant looks like its dying. there’s no bugs and i keep the soil moist and gets plenty of sun. i’m not sure whats wrong with it. please help me bring back my tomato plant..

  • jason:

    Curled leaves is usually a sign that the tomatoes got too cold. Temperatures below 40 degrees F can cause this. A frost or a freeze will generally turn the leaves black. You can protect your plants from cool temps by covering them with a sheet or a blanket on cold nights.