Tomato Candyland Red
2016 AAS Vegetable Award Winner
Tomato Candyland Red is the only AAS award winning currant-type tomato. Currant tomatoes are smaller in size than cherry-type and are ready to “pop” in your mouth straight from the garden. Gardeners will appreciate the dark red, sweet flavored fruit that can be enjoyed throughout the season. The tomato plant itself has a nice tidier habit than other currant-type plants with the fruit tending to form on the outside of the plant making them easier to harvest.
|AAS Winner Primary Details|
|Award:||AAS Vegetable Award Winner|
|Award Type:||National Winner|
|Variety Name:||Candyland Red|
|Common Name:||Currant tomato|
|Breeder:||PanAmerican Seed Company|
|Close Market Comparison:||Sweet Pea, Matt's Wild Cherry|
|Light Needs:||Full sun|
|Season Type:||Warm Season|
|Plant Habit:||Requires staking|
|Plant Height:||Tall: Over 24"|
|Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed):||95|
|Days To Harvest (Transplant):||55|
|Fruit Color (Harvest):||Red|
|Fruit Shape:||Round currant|
|Fruit Weight:||.25 oz|
|Fruit Flavor Description:||Sweet and rich|
|Number Of Fruits Per Plant:||100+|
How to Grow
Sow in flats or plug tray at least 5-6 weeks before target date for transplanting outside, temperatures above 65°F are preferred for germination. Transplant into larger plug tray or small pot (3-4") approximately 3-4 weeks after sowing or when at least one true leaf has developed. Maintain medium soil moisture and use a complete fertilizer after transplant. Wait to transplant outdoors until night temperatures are over 45°F and there is no threat of frost, as cold temperatures will cause severe damage.
Transplant outdoors in full sun at least 2-3 ft apart, plants require staking. Water and feed with complete fertilizer regularly.