2016 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Tomato Candyland Red
National Winner
2016 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Tomato Candyland Red
National Winner
2016 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Tomato Candyland Red
National Winner
2016 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Tomato Candyland Red
National Winner

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.

 

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Vegetable Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Tomato
Variety Name: Candyland Red
Genus: Solanum
Species: lycopersicum
Year: 2016
Common Name: Currant tomato
Type: Vegetables
Breeder: PanAmerican Seed Company
Close Market Comparison: Sweet Pea, Matt's Wild Cherry
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: Requires staking
Plant Height: Tall: Over 24"
Garden Spacing: 2-4'
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed): 95
Days To Harvest (Transplant): 55
Fruit Color (Harvest): Red
Fruit Shape: Round currant
Fruit Size: .5"
Fruit Weight: .25 oz
Fruit Flavor Description: Sweet and rich
Number Of Fruits Per Plant: 100+
Plant Spread: 36-48"

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.  

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