Beautiful, golden-orange Mandarin Cross tomatoes have a wonderful creamy-tender texture and sweet, even flavor finish that just melts in your mouth. These gorgeous mid-season tomatoes are borne in abundance and ripen like jewels on strong indeterminate vines whose dense foliage provides a good canopy against sun scald. A plateful of their glowing, juicy wedges, the color of ripe persimmons, is a picture of delicious beauty. Slices of Mandarin Cross garnished with basil will take you to tomato heaven!
While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge.”
Planting & Care
Soil & Water: Prepare soil with well aged manure or compost. Mulch to provide even moisture retention; do not over water once fruit begins to ripen.
Planting & Growing:Begins seeding indoors 6-8 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably 55 degrees. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist but not soggy, and very warm (80 degrees). Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to transplant outdoors.
When 2 inches tall, transplant into 4 inch pots, burying stems up to base of leaves. Maintain at 70 degree. Feed with half strength fertilizer every 2 weeks until ready to plant. When nights are reliably warm, transplant 3 feet apart in full sun.
Harvesting & Storage:Plants will continue to grow over season. Pick fruit when fully colored and eat fresh or sliced in salads.