This hardy heirloom tomato came to us from the cool climate of Siberia. The Siberian Tomato can tolerate the changing and sometimes cool temperatures that can frustrate some gardeners in spring! The Siberian tomato tolerates summer temperatures and withstands cool temperatures while still producing abundant fruit with rich, classic tomato flavor. The Siberian Tomato produces stout, short plants that are great for containers.
How to Grow Siberian Tomatoes from Seed
# 1 | Start your Siberian Tomatoes indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost of spring, sow your Siberian Tomatoes seeds in a flat 1/4" deep and 1" apart. Keep the temperature near 60-75 degrees F until germination. Make sure you provide bright light but not direct sun. Keep the planting soil moist, but make sure drainage is adequate.
# 2 | Your Siberian Tomato seeds will germinate in 8-15 days. When the second set of leaves emerge, transplant your Siberian Tomatoes seedlings into individual pots; bury the stems up to the lowest set of leaves to make sure your tomatoes grow strong roots.
# 3 | A week before planting your Siberian Tomato seedlings outside, begin exposing them to the weather during the day to harden them off.
# 4 | When the soil temperature reaches at least 60 degrees F, plant the seedlings in full sun and very rich soil; once more, bury the entire stem up to the lowest set of leaves. If providing a trellis, space the plants 2' apart, but if allowing the vines to spread, space the plants 3-4' apart.