Berkeley Tie Dye Pink - Amazing Tomato
Berkeley Tie Dye Pink is this year's superstar tomato. It's spectacular to look at and monumentally delicious. In taste tests, the rich flavor repeatedly beats out Cherokee Purple, (the standard for heirloom deliciousness). This is the best tasting tomato ever!
The hefty fruits are zapped with orange and electric green stripes and they're equally flashy inside. Compact plants are vigorous, early to bear, and well adapted to almost all climates. Excellent sweet, rich dark tomato flavor. Moderate tomato climate recommended. Early to mid-early, 65-75 days.
The medium size fruits have orange, red and lime green stripes. The flavor is very sweet and tangy. It's not an overly productive tomato, but worth growing for its flavor and beauty. The tomatoes weigh 8-10 ounces.
Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms in California is responsible for this morsel of genius. You can buy plants from him later in spring.
Thoroughly moisten your seed-starting mix, and then fill your pots/containers to within 1/2" of the top.
Place two or three seeds into each small container or each cell of a seed starter. Cover the seed with about 1/4" of soil.
Water to ensure good seed-to-mix contact. You can use a plant mister or just dribble a stream of water over the top. You don't need to soak the soil, just moisten the top layer.
(You don't want to heavily water and "push" seeds to deep that they can't germinate.)
Keep the mix moist but not soaking wet. Lay some plastic kitchen wrap and a rubber band over pots to keep in heat and moisture.
Place the pots in a warm, sunny spot or on top of a heat mat. (Seeds won't germinate until the soil itself is 75-80 degrees.)
Check pots daily. As soon as you see sprouts, remove the covering and place the pots in a sunny window or under grow lights, keeping the lights just an inch or two above the tops of the plants.