Bumble Bee Mix Cherry Tomato Seedlings
Certified Organic Seed
A bee-utiful mix of eye-catching striped cherry tomatoes.
When new open-pollinated varieties are released they can sometimes get lost in the maze of hybrids touted to growers. If these new OP varieties don’t catch on, they may disappear. We trial new varieties to discover which ones deserve some serious buzz. Over the past decade, plant breeder Fred Hempel has been using classical breeding practices to create colorful and delicious new varieties he calls “Artisan Tomatoes.” We adore Hempel’s Bumble Bee line—the striped cherries are both pretty and tasty.
Contains Purple Bumble Bee, Sunrise Bumble Bee, and Pink Bumble Bee cherry tomatoes. Grow a few plants this year and you'll find yourself buzzing like a bee to each.
|Single seedling in 4" pot||$4.29||Sold out for 2022|
Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, then transplant outdoors to indicated spacing after all threat of frost has passed. All tomatoes benefit from staking; indeterminate varieties require it. Prune tomatoes when they reach about 24" high and are starting to produce small suckers. Keep plants from coming into contact with the soil, and water at the roots to prevent the spread of soil borne disease.
|Days to Germination||3-10 days|
|Days to Maturity||70 days from transplant|
|Spacing in Row||24"|
|Spacing Between Rows||42"|
|Height at Maturity||72"|
Artwork by Ali Kurzeja. Beneath this watercolor-rendered plate full of cherry tomatoes lies a tile pattern suggesting a hive of bees nesting in Art Pack-shaped honeycombs.