Tomato Iditarod Dwarf Red is a cherry tomato variety. It produces a prolific amount of little, round tomatoes that end in a point at the bottom. The tomatoes can weigh approx. 25 - 100 gram each. The tomatoes ripen from green to red. Iditarod Dwarf Red has a delicious, slightly sweet flavour with a clear acid note.
Use this delicious tomato in salads, sauces, soups, as snack straight from the vine or in other recipes with tomatoes. Give the plants enough water, light, warmth and support. Tomatoes contain a lot of vitamin C and Lycopene. This is best taken in by the body when the tomatoes are heated. Non hardy annual. Height: 180 - 250 cm.
February - April
Days till harvest
60 - 90
Indoor sowing: February - April
Germination: 6 - 14 days
Germination temp: 20 - 25°C
Sowing depth: 2 - 3 mm
Transplanting in Greenhouse: when the seedlings are approx. 20 cm
Transplanting in garden: half May ( after the Ice-Saints)
Plant spacing: 45 - 50 cm
Planting position: sunny - Greenhouse
Days till harvest: 60 - 90
Sow indoors from February on in trays filled with moist potting soil. Sow shallow and press the seeds gently into the soil. Tomatoes are light germinators. Put the trays with lid, somewhere warm and light with a temperature of 20 - 25 °C. Keep the temperature as even as possible and don't let the temperature drop during the night. Cover the trays with a lid or some clingfilm to keep the moisture in. Remove the lid or clingfilm when the seedlings emerge. Transplant the seedlings to seperate pots after approx. 10 days. Put them somewhere cooler with a temperature of approx. 18 - 20 °C.
Harden the tomatoes of half May, when there's no longer any danger of nightfrosts and approx. 1 week before you plant them outside. Put them on a temperature of approx. 15 - 18 °C and reduce the amount of water for this week. Plant them outdoors, after this week, on a very sunny, sheltered plot outdoors or in a Greenhouse. Make sure there's no longer any danger of nightfrosts.
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.