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[Tomato Dirt #288] When should you plant fall tomatoes?
July 27, 2023
Tomato Dirt Newsletter
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But when should you plant yours?
The timing can vary depending on your specific location and climate.
Most tomato plants produce their first fruits after 60-75 days, provided the temperatures stay above 50°F at night and below 90°F during the day while plants are growing. As a general guideline, plant fall tomatoes about 10-12 weeks (70-85 days) before the last expect frost date in your area.
That allows for the necessary tomato growing window – giving plants enough time to mature and produce fruit before the true cold sets in – with a bit of padding thrown in, just in case…
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