Seeds: Organic Tomatoes – “Purple Bumblebee” Variety

$3.95

  • Packet Size: 50 Seeds
  • Days to Maturity: 70 days
  • Indeterminate, Oval fruits resist cracking
  • Colourful striped cherry with rich flavour
  • Purple/black with dark green to grey striping
  • Organic seeds grown and harvested in Ontario
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Organic Purple-Bumblebee Tomato Seeds

Grown and harvested in Ontario, organic Purple-Bumblebee Tomato seeds take 70 days to reach maturity. Colourful striped cherry with rich flavour. Oval fruits resist cracking and are purple/black with dark green to grey striping. Very beautiful and popular in CSA’s and at market as well as in your kitchen. Flesh is a dark purple colour with green tints and is very tasty. Does well in field or greenhouse condition. Indeterminate plants are compact and productive.

Planting Instructions

Start tomatoes indoors 6-8 weeks before your frost-free date. Sow seed .5 cm deep and keep warm and moist. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days at 21-24 C.  Move seedlings into 10 cm pots and give them a rich mix with lots of compost, or use a good organic growing medium. Keep soil on the dry side. Harden plants off before planting outdoors by exposing to outdoor conditions a few hours at a time for 2-3 days. This will toughen them up for life in the garden or field. When transplanting seedlings into the garden bury the stem so that are only 2 sets of leaves showing above the soil surface. The plant will root all along the buried stem creating a strong root system and healthy plants. Indeterminate varieties are best staked or trellised. Determinate varieties do not need staking.


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Hawthorn Farm

Hawthorn Farm produces organic seeds for the Canadian climate. All seeds are non-GMO, non-hybrid, and open-pollinated from plants grown in Ontario, Canada.