Super Fantastic Tomato

Lycopercium

Growing Zones  9-11
  • Height:        6-9 ft
  • Width:         24-36″
  • Spacing:      18-24″
  • Design:        
  • Bloom Time: Spring to Summer
  • Location: Full sun
  • Water:  Average-consistent
  • Habit: Vine

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Description

Large, bright red, meaty flavorful fruit,. Strong disease resistance, good canner.Well adapted throughout the country, Super Fantastic bears delicious beefsteak-type tomatoes that are solid, meaty, and smooth skinned. The indeterminate vines continually produce high yields of large fruit until frost. It bears generously in our Alabama test garden, where growing conditions are excellent, producing 60 pounds and more of tomatoes per plant over a two-month or longer harvest season. This is a vigorous plant, so cage or stake well.

Resistant to verticillium wilt (V), fusarium wilt (F), and nematodes (N).

Dandelions are another good plant to have in your tomato patch believe it or not. Tomatoes are susceptible to fusarium wilt, which is a soil borne fungal disease and dandelions can help keep this in check.Plant tomatoes along side of radishes, spinach, lettuce and turnips to help shade them from the hot sun. Though there is some debate, cabbage and cauliflower may benefit from having tomatoes close because they discourage flea beetles from nibbling. Some sources will contend that planting cabbage with tomatoes will hinder the growth of the tomatoes. Most gardening requires some trial and error to figure out what works best for your environment. Tomatoes are also helpful in repelling asparagus beetles.Good plants to pair with tomatoes are basil, carrots, chamomile and marigolds but keep them separate from fennel and potatoes.