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70 days. Carmello has flavor for days! This exceptional tomato produces heavy clusters of round fruit on strong, uniform plants. Especially impressive in its generous size fruit and well-developed flavor for such an early hybrid tomato. Indeterminate plants are exceptionally disease resistant. F 1, L, N, TMV, ToMV 0–2, V. IR: RK.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Carmello Tomato success

I started my seeds under led lighting and transplanted to raised beds mid-May in the Virginia Highlands (zone 5b). It's now the first week of August and my plants are 5'+ tall with nice clusters of beautiful ripening fruit. The tomatoes are great for slicing and the perfect size for a hamburger. Great flavor! I couldn't be more pleased.

Doesn't like heat

We had 42 days over 100 this year! Carmello doesn't like that. Both early in the season and now in fall, tomatoes set well and are consistently good.

Great production, good flavor

Living in the Puget Sound region, growing tomatoes can be difficult. These tomatoes produced better than any other non-cherry variety I've grown. The flavor is good, but not quite Brandywine level. Texture is great. No splitting, cracking, or disease. I got more ripe Carmellos than Green Zebras or Black Krims. For a larger sized tomato, Carmello seems to be a winner in cooler regions.

Great Slicer for PNW

"Carmello"� is producing heavily despite the cold, wet weather that lasted into July. Planted in ground outside on Memorial Day, had my first ripe slicer by mid-August, and now (end of August) I'm getting loads! The fruit is large enough to use 1 slice on a burger or sandwich and it tastes great!

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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