Bosque Bumblebee is a medium large, round, unique and different, salad tomato variety. This variety is known as "blue tomatoes". This means that it's got "blue shoulders", but they're really dark purple. These "blue tomatoes" are developed because they have really good effects on your health. Blue tomatoes contain a lot of anthocyanin. Some research says that these anthocyanin (anti-oxidants), that causes the blue colour in these tomatoes are very healthy. It's dark yellow with purple shoulders.
The tomatoes have an unique, delicious, fresh sour, different tomatoe flavour. The aftertaste is very fresh. They are juicy with a nice structure and the skin is thin and souple. Use the tomatoes in a salad, soups, sauces, pasta sauces as snack and straight from the vine. Let this tomato grow like a stem tomato and get rid of all the thieves. Tomatoes contain a lot of vitamin C and Lycopene. The body takes this in better when the tomatoes are heated. Non hardy annual. Height: 180-185 cm.
Days till harvest
60 - 90
Indoor sowing: february - april
Germination temp: 20 - 25°C
Germination: 6 - 14 days
Sowing depth: 2 - 3 mm
Transplanting: when the seedlings are about 20 cm tall
Transplanting in garden: after the last night frosts
Plant spacing: 45 - 50 cm
Planting position: Sunny/greenhouse
Days till harvest: 60 - 90
Sow the seeds 2 - 3 mm deep in pots or in trays in a propagator in good sowing soil. You can start indoor sowing from february. Sow shallow and press the seeds gently in the soil. Tomatoes are light germinators. Keep the seeds at 20 tot 25°C. Keep the temperature as even as possible and don't let the temperature drop during the night. Cover the seedstrays with clingfilm or a lid to retain the moisture.
Remove the clingfilm or the lid when the seedlings emerge. Transplant the seedlings, after about 10 days to separate pots. Put them in a room with a temperature of about 18 - 20°C.
In the middle of may, about a week before planting them outdoors, You can harden you seedlings of. Put them in a room with a temperature of about 15 - 18°C and reduce the amount of water for this week. After this week of hardening of You can put your plants on a sunny, sheltered spot outdoors or in a greenhouse. Make sure that there is no longer any nightfrost.
Tomatoes need some maintenance to ensure a good harvest. Give the plants a sturdy support with some sturdy and large bamboo sticks. Remove all the suckers that will form in the axils of the plant. Remove all the leaves below the lowest hanging tomatoes by the end of july till the beginning of august. Remove all the leaves of your plants together with the tops of the plants from the end of august till september to ensure the riping of the most of the green tomatoes on your plants. Harvest the tomatoes by cutting them with scissors. Tomatoes can't be kept for a long period. So use them a soon as possible after harvesting. Tomatoes used in sauces can be kept frozen to store.