Glacier

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The earliest tomato that we offer. Heavy yields of 2-3 ounce red saladette tomatoes. Superior in flavor to many of the other ultra-early types. Perfect for salads or fresh eating. Great for small spaces or containers. Perfect for salads or fresh eating. Great for small spaces or containers.

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Glacier Tomato History

The earliest tomato that we offer. Heavy yields of 2-3 ounce red saladette tomatoes. Superior in flavor to many of the other ultra-early types. Perfect for salads or fresh eating. Great for small spaces or containers. This tomato has an outstanding flavor and grows on potato leaf plants. This heirloom was introduced from Sweden in 1985 and sets the standard for extra-early tomatoes. It produces beautiful red globe-shaped fruits with orange shoulders up to 3 weeks sooner than other tomatoes.

Growing Glacier Tomato Seed

Apply 2 to 3 pounds of a complete fertilizer (such as 5-10-5, 10-10-10, or 6-10-4) per 100 square feet of garden area. For smaller gardening areas or containers, follow instructions on fertilizer packaging. Do not apply high nitrogen fertilizers such as those recommended for lawns, as this will promote luxurious foliage but can delay flowering and fruiting.

Space tomato transplants 2 feet apart for small determinate plants or larger indeterminate plants that will be staked. Space larger plants 3 to 4 feet apart if unstaked. Allow 4 feet between the rows.  Before planting, pinch off a few of the lower branches and plant the root ball deep enough so that the remaining lowest leaves are just above the surface of the soil. Tomato plants have the ability to grow roots from their buried stem, which will help to stabilize them when they’re larger. This is also a good way to remedy plants that have gotten too leggy. Be sure to water the transplants thoroughly to establish good root/soil contact and prevent wilting. Even after hardening off, newly planted transplants may need to be shaded for the first week or so to prevent excessive drying of the leaves.

Preserving And Storing Glacier Tomato Seed

The simplest way of preserving tomatoes is to freeze them. Blanch them, or not. Chop them into pieces, cut them half, or not. Vacuum seal them, or not. You don’t need any special canning equipment for freezing, in fact you may not need anything at all (outside of a vessel for storing them in). If you are low on time and rich in tomatoes, it makes perfect sense to freeze them if you have plenty of space in the freezer. Though in the storing of any foodstuff, diversity is best, so mix up your frozen tomatoes with canned and dehydrated ones, if you are able to.

Glacier Heirloom Tomato Recipe

Making roasted tomatoes is as simple as cutting and seasoning them. Any kind of fresh tomato is great in this recipe, the juicier the better. The balsamic, olive oil, basil, and parmesan cheese balance perfectly with the sweet tart flavor of the tomatoes. Roasted tomatoes are the perfect base for tomato sauce, roasted tomato soup, and marinara sauce. They are also delicious tossed with pasta, on pizza, or just on their own!

Tomato Nutrition

Fresh tomatoes are low in carbs. The carb content consists mainly of simple sugars and insoluble fibers. These fruits are mostly made up of water. They are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K, and folate. Lycopene is one of the most abundant plant compounds in tomatoes. It’s found in the highest concentrations in tomato products, such as ketchup, juice, paste, and sauce.

Other Tomato Varieties Worth Checking Out

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