Week 21 – May 23, 2019

Plant Information

Gladiator Tomato

Marketing Information:
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum

Common Name: Paste

Blooming Season: Late Spring, Summer

Plant Habit: Columnar

Characteristics: Culinary Use

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Once a month

Spacing: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)

Height: 48 - 72" (122 - 183cm)

Width: 24 - 36" (61 - 91cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Beautiful paste tomato plant resists Blossom End Rot with its strong root system.
Shown to resist calcium deficiency from Pennsylvania to California.
Excellent for slicing and making sauce.

Grower Information:
Exclusively Burpee!

Disease Tolerance: Blossom End Rot, Calcium Deficiency (from Pennsylvania to California)

Beautiful, 8-oz. (227-g) paste tomato. It is said that, "the secret is in the roots," and a strong root system helps this plant resist damage from blossom end rot, the number one complaint about paste tomatoes. Fruits set in abundance on this indeterminate plant that’s excellent for slicing and making sauces.