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55 days. A unique and delectable variety for its habit, quality and mouthwatering flavor, all of which add up to a well-deserved AAS award. These ½ inch round, red tidbits are exploding with rich, concentrated currant flavor that’s absolutely tantalizing. Like most currant types, Candyland Red has diminutive leaves and flowers, but unlike its rangy peers, it retains a more manageable, more self-supporting, bushy habit and tends to set its fruit on the outside of the plants for easy access. Indeterminate.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Rachel J.
Better than Sweet Pea

Slightly larger than sweet pea, and a MUCH more compact plant. The tomatoes pop off very easily compared to sweet pea. Very cute tomato, though I am realizing that currant tomatoes tend to sift down to the bottom of the salad bowl. But cute to sprinkle on a bagel or just pop in your mouth while you are picking your other plants.

Sandra W.
Amazing flavor!

First time growing a currant tomato (2022) and even with not as much sun as most tomatoes need, they produced well and were absolutely delicious.

Amazing producer, even in Texas

This plant was AMAZING! Took a bit go get going but when it did it was incredible. I got fruit all summer (unheard of here in central Texas) and it only stopped when we got our first freeze in December. The fruit was full of flavor and real favorite of my family. This is a real winner!

Laura V.
So many delicious fruits

I have to say this was my most successful garden product, followed by my green beans. I just pulled the last of the fruits to ripen indoors (on the vine) today. Absolutely huge tomato flavor in a current-sized fruit.

I purchased the plant rather than the seeds. The plant was expansive but easily supported on small ladder support I put over the young plant this past Spring.

Soil Temp for Germ 70-90°F
Seed Depth 1/4"
Days to Emergence 6-14
Soil Temp for Transp 55°F
Plant Spacing See below
Row Spacing 3-4'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 280-320
Seed Life 3 years

Lycopersicon lycopersicum The first ripe, juicy tomato of summer is a delicious milestone of the season for gardeners. Each year we test and evaluate more than 250 tomato varieties to bring you the most flavorful, best performing selections, for every desired use. An array of nutrients and antioxidants including the especially potent lycopene, found in its highest concentration in tomatoes, supports healthy eyesight, cardiovascular health, cancer-fighting capacity, and more.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

Determinate tomatoes: grow compactly, sprawling laterally, usually do not require staking, and fruit ripens over a short period of time
Indeterminate tomatoes: grow on long vines, generally require pruning to 1 or 2 leaders that need to be trellised
• Fertile, well-drained raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatoes are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• To prevent blossom end rot use a high calcium amendment
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; up-pot into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Determinates can be spaced 18-24 inches apart, indeterminates 24-36 inches apart
• Tomatoes can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when fully ripe, do not refrigerate for best flavor
• Green fruit should be ripened in a cool, dark area; make sure fruit are not touching

• HR indicates high resistance.
• IR indicates intermediate resistance.
• Aal | Alternaria Stem Canker
• AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
• B | Bacterial Wilt
• F* | Fusarium Wilt
• FOR | Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
• L | Gray Leaf Spot
• LB* | Late Blight
• LM* | Leaf Mold
• N | Roundworm | Nematode
• PL | Corky Root Rot
• PST | Bacterial Speck
• RK | Root-Knot
• TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
• ToANV* | Tomato Apex Necrotic Virus
• ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
• TSWV | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
• TYLCV | Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
• V* | Verticillium Wilt
* Numbers and letters indicate specific disease race.

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