Tomato - Stupice - Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Tender Annual Semideterminate. Heirloom. Stupice is a popular, vigorous plant which yields abundant, early 3-6 ounce red fruit. Its good, potato-leaf foliage results in high quality, round, crimson fruit. This Czechoslovakian-bred vine has exceptional flavor and ripens very early.
Soil & Water: Tomatoes love fertile soil rich in organic matter. Add plenty of compost prior to planting. Soil pH is preferred between 5.5-7.0. Soak the soil 4"-6" deep at 7-day intervals.
Planting & Growing: Sow seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost and thin to 2" apart after the first true leaves appear. Before transplanting after the last frost, harden off the plants by placing them outdoors for a few hours to start, increasing the amount of time each day until they are accustomed to a full day of sunlight.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when individual fruits give slightly under finger pressure; the shoulders may not have changed color yet.
Did You Know? Stupice is pronounced Stoo-PEECH-ka and came to the United States in 1976 from the Czech Republic.
Soil Temperature: 70-85F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 6-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 5'-7'
Days To Maturity: 55-85 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 15"-36"
Approx Seeds per oz: 10,208
3 x 4 x 0.5 inches.