Plate de Haiti Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum

Also known as manzana de hispanola.

The Roughwood Seed Collection acquired this rare Creole tomato from French tomato connoisseur Norbert Parreira. The brilliant, vermillion-red fruit resemble a miniature two-inch diameter apple, hence it's other name Manzana de Hispanola (Apple of Hispanola). Depicted in the 1561 Swiss herbal of Konrad Gessner, this is one of the oldest documented varieties in the Roughwood Collection. Best suited for sauces.

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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 as often as possible to prevent the spread of soil borne disease. When fruit begin to become fully ripe, harvest every couple of days for the highest quality fruit. At the end of the season, harvest any fruits that have begun to take on color to ripen indoors.

Days to Germination 5 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 80 days from transplant
Planting Depth ¼ inch
Spacing in Row 24 inches
Spacing Between Rows 36 inches
Height at Maturity 72 inches
Sun Preference Full Sun

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