Tomato – Sun Sugar, Supersweet 100

Sun Sugar is an orange cherry variety similar to Sun Gold, but is reported to have less splitting of the fruit.  Supersweet 100 is a classic red cherry variety.

March 26, 2015 = Day 0.  Plants started from seed.  Sun Sugar (Urban Farmer), Supersweet 100 (Botanical Interests).  Moistened with dilute fertilizer:  Dyna-Gro Liquid Grow, diluted 1 mL (1/5 tsp) per gallon of tap water.  Nutrient concentrations (in ppm):  N 18, P 24, K 13, Ca 5, Mg 1, S 0.13, Fe 0.26, Mn 0.13, B 0.05, Zn 0.13, Cu 0.13, Mo 0.002, Ni 0.0003, Co 0.004.  pH = 7.0.

Mar 30, 2015 = Day 4.  Seeds germinated.  Transferred to grow room, receiving 14 hours LED grow-light per day.

April 10, 2015 = Day 14.  Plants installed outside in 32-gallon buckets.  Hydroponic solution composed of 32 gal tap water, 64 g MasterBlend 4-18-38, 64 g calcium nitrate, 32 g magnesium sulfate, 6.4 mL Dyna-Gro Pro-TeKt, 25 mL pH Down.  Nutrient concentrations (in ppm):  N 103, P 95, K 202, Ca 100, Mg 29, S 34, Fe 2.1, Mn 1.1, B 1.1, Zn 0.3, Cu 0.3, Mo 0.05, Si 4.  pH = 6.5.

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Jun 8, 2015 = Day 73.  Sun Sugar

 

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Jun 8, 2015 = Day 73.  Supersweet 100

Jul 4, 2015 = Day 99.  Began harvesting tomatoes.

Big harvests continued until around mid-August (day 120-130), when production of tomatoes slowed down.  The buckets got light a few times, indicating low fluid level, so I had to add 5 gallons several times.  Plants were discarded at the end of August, due to lack of new tomatoes.  Total water usage per plant = 50 gallons.

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