This Maritime favourite is most popular and well known for green tomato relish. This open pollinated determinate plant is early maturity and reliable. Scotia has dwarf plant habit and medium sized globe shaped fruit with slightly green shoulders. Maturity is early at 60-65 days from transplanting. Approx. 50 seeds/pkg.
Determinate plants are shorter and do not require staking, although they do benefit from some support or cages. They have a much more concentrated harvest. These are ideal for commercial growers or for home gardeners who want a lot of tomatoes at one time for preserving.
How to Prune Tomatoes
- Once your tomato starts producing its first flower cluster, you are ready to start pruning.
- The sucker located just below the first flower cluster will stay. This will become another stem that will produce leaves and fruit. All other suckers below this sucker can be removed. You can remove suckers by pinching between your thumb nail and index finger or use precession pruners.
- Disinfecting your fingers or pruners between plants will also help reduce the spread of disease and bacteria. Hand sanitizer for your hands or 70% isopropyl alcohol for pruners work well.
- Once you see fruit starting to form, leave some suckers to protect the fruit from Sunscald (a sunburn on tomato fruit).
- Once fruit has ripened or has been picked, you can continue the pruning sucker process. Continue this process throughout the growing season.
Companions: Asparagus, basil, bush bean, cabbage, carrot, celery, chive, cucumber, lettuce, onion, pepper.