Phoenix tomato really shines in climes where summer heat makes the thermometer hover in the 90-plus-degree range. Developed for South Texas and places with similar growing conditions, Phoenix sets tasty fruit in summerís most intense heat. Youíll see flowers and fruit on plants at the same time. Plants ripen heavy loads of medium-sized red tomatoes that are ready for harvest over a short 7- to 10-day period. If the fruit-ripening window shifts to rainy weather, Phoenix tomatoes wonít crack. Phoenix performs well as a fall crop in warmer zones. Plants are resistant to alternaria stem canker (ASC), gray leaf spot (Ss), and verticillium race 1 (V1).
- Fruit size: 10 to 12 oz.
- Matures: 70 to 75 days
- Plant spacing: 24 to 36 inches apart
- Plant size: 2 to 3 feet tall
- Plant type: Determinate