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Charger Hybrid Tomato Seeds

(P) Pkt of 15 seeds
Item #52675-PK-P1
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Description

Vine-ripened flavor on a patio variety

Days to Maturity: 72 from transplant

Determinate

Think you just don't have room for one more tomato this season? Charger can fit right onto the patio, deck, or porch! This terrific slicer offers gourmet flavor, huge yields, and a trouble-free growth habit that will keep you enjoying the harvest and wishing every tomato could be just like Charger!

A rounded slicer type that arises in small clusters—those beautiful "vine-ripened" clusters we see so overpriced in the supermarket! Charger appears on very compact, determinate plants. The crop sets all at once, making the harvest a snap (a godsend if you plan to can, sauce, freeze, or dry any or all of your tomatoes), and with staking, this little plant will set an unbelievable number of deep red, smooth-skinned, lovely 10- to 14-ounce fruit!

Part of the secret to Charger's success is its disease resistance package. Even if you've never grown a tomato plant in your life, you can be successful with this powerhouse. It scoffs at gray leaf spot, verticillium wilt, fusarium wilt, tomato yellow leaf curl virus, and stem canker. And the plant is naturally densely clothed in large leaves that protect the developing fruit from sunscald. It's easy to set a big crop when you don't have health issues plaguing your plants!

Another factor in Charger's success is its adaptability. Some tomatoes grow very well in specific climates and regions while really struggling in others. Charger is an all-purpose variety: it doesn't need a certain temperature range or weather condition to grow and set well.

Best of all, this tomato is delicious. The fruit is heavy for its size, packed with tomato goodness beneath a smooth, thin, delectable skin. When fully ripe, it is a deep red color, extra-large in size and extra delicious in bite. Truly a gourmet slicer, Charger is unforgettable on the palate.

Start seeds indoors 5 to 6 weeks before the last frost date. Transplant outdoors when danger of frost is past and night temperatures consistently remain above 55 degrees Fahrenheit. If an unexpected late frost is forecasted, protect young plants with plastic sheeting or other cover. Set plants 2 to 2½ feet apart in the garden, or grow in a large (12-inch or more) patio container. Stake to support the fruiting branches.

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Genus Lycopersicon
Species esculentum
Variety Charger Hybrid
Item Form (P) Pkt of 15 seeds
Tomato Fruit Set Determinate
Days to Maturity 72
Fruit Color Red
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 15
Plant Height 3 ft - 4 ft
Plant Width 18 in - 24 in
Additional Characteristics Edible
Harvest Season Early Fall, Late Summer, Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Disease Resistant, Fusarium Wilt Races 1 & 2, Root-Knot Nematodes, Stemphylium (Gray Leaf Spot), Verticillium Wilt, Pink Root Rot, Septoria (Leafspot)
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Containers, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

September 06, 2018

Better than original

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

Apparently Park only lists top reviews. Originally, I gave the Charger tomato a 1 star --- Park would not post it. The first tomato I got off of the plant was tasteless. The plant puts out abundant tomatoes on strong plants and the tomatoes were large and beautiful. My plan was to compost all of them , but the longer I left the tomatoes on the plant, the better the taste became. I have given the tomatoes to many friends and they all think they're great. I will have to admit the flavor improves greatly by leaving them set for awhile before picking --- they hold for a long time after turning red. I'll most likely plant them again. Charger only got a 4 star because Park was dishonest about posting my original comments --- makes me wonder how many other bad postings they don't list. Guess they sell more seeds with nothing but good reviews. Dishonest??? This probably won't get posted either.

Ron Lee from CA

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