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Product Description:

68 days. Picture-perfect, smooth-skinned fruit have firm, meaty, gloriously red flesh and a classic tomato shape. These impressive 10 ounce slicers load heavily on powerful, strapping, determinate plants. Quick to mature, you can be enjoying Bobcat earlier in the season than most other varieties of this type. F 1–2, L, V.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Michelle G.
Never buying another kind of tomato

I grew bobcat in containers. They out performed every other variety I planted in my raised beds in so many ways. Delicious when ripe but also good on the counter for a couple weeks. I did have to fight a chipmunk for them and picked early to save them but it didn't hurt their flavor. Amazing tomatoes. Firm enough for sauce, juicy enough for slicing, essentially blemish free, hardy skinned, and largely chipmunk resistant. ;)

Trisha P.
Oh dependable!

We had the wettest June on record. I put her outside in that weather. I didn't dare with any other tomatoes. The Bobcat can handle it. She grew large, produced wonderfully early, and with no powdery mildew. I love Bobcat and will always have her in my garden.

Diana S.
Lots of fruit but splitting was a problem

I started these from seeds and transplanted mid-April. the plants looks great throughout the season. There is a lot of fruit that has started to ripen but splitting has been a significant problem. Perhaps it was due to the significant heat waves we had a couple of times in south eastern Washington.

Pam P.
Delicious variety

First time I have purchased this variety of tomato and it is fabulous! Tastes like the tomatoes I ate in my childhood 60 years ago! The plant arrived well packaged at planting time. It grew baseball sized delicious tomatoes! Best of all it was not plagued by blossom end rot or black spot like other tomatoes I have grown. I will order this again next year!

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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