2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Tomato Mountain Merit F1
Regional Winner (Heartland)
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Tomato Mountain Merit F1
Regional Winner (Heartland)

Tomato Mountain Merit F1
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner

Mountain Merit was judged by growers in the Heartland region as a superior tomato because it is such a nice all-around tomato, perfect for slicing and sandwiches. With a 4-5 week harvest window, these dark red fruits grow on a compact, uniform plant and offer good resistance to multiple diseases common to home grown tomatoes.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Vegetable Award Winner
Award Type: Regional Winner (Heartland)
Class: Tomato
Variety Name: Mountain Merit F1
Genus: Solanum
Species: lycopersicum
Year: 2014
Common Name: Tomato
Type: Vegetables
Breeder: Produced and marketed by Bejo Seeds, Inc.
Close Market Comparison: Mountain Magic F1, Defiant F1 and Fletcher F1
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Season Type: Warm Season
Staking Required: YES
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Bushy
Plant Height: Tall: Over 24"
Garden Spacing: 2 feet
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed): 117 days
Days To Harvest (Transplant): 75 days
Fruit Color (Harvest): Dark red exterior and dark red interior
Fruit Shape: Round
Fruit Size: 3-3.5 inches
Fruit Weight: 10-12 ounces
Fruit Flavor Description: Good mild tomato flavor
Number Of Fruits Per Plant: About 45
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Disease Resistances or Tolerances: Resistance to fusarium 123, verticillium, tomato spot wilt virus, late blight. Moderate resistance to early blight and nematodes.

How to Grow

Sow seed for transplants about 6 to 7 weeks before planning to set in garden. Plant ½" deep and provide 65-70ºF.  When seedlings are 2" tall, transplant to 4" containers. Plant in garden 2 feet apart.

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