Purple Bumble Bee Cherry Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) Purple Bumble Bee tomatoes have become a popular market choice in recent years, likely as a result of their super delicious flavour and unique appearance! A vigorous vine produces multiple red skinned-purple striped, cherry sized fruits. The 1-1.5 inch sweet round-elongated fruits grow in clusters from tall indeterminate vines which will need a support system of a trellis or string. Keep the plants picked and pinch back any suckers to thin so the fruit production is limited to one central growing point.
60-70 days to maturity
25 seeds per packet $4.45
Planting Instructions: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow 1/4 inch deep and keep soil warm. Transplant into 1 inch cells or 2 inch pots at 1-2 leaf stage. Staking tomatoes (indeterminate) should be transplanted into 3-4 inch pots. Harden off plants for 4-5 days after risk of frost has passed, then transport outdoors.