The Early Salad Hybrid Tomato is the earliest of all tomatoes that was developed by Burgess, to meet the popular demand for a salad tomato that can be served whole. The fruits measure 1 1/2" X 1 1/4". Plants are compact, growing only 6-8" high with a spread of two feet. Each plant will produce 250-300 delicious fruits that will remain on the plant in good condition for a full month, even in hot weather. Early Salad not only bears early but continues to produce a seemingly endless crop until killed by frost. They are sweet, juicy and firm.
45 days from setting out plants until first fruits mature. When raising transplants from seed add 6-8 weeks.
Planting guide: Start indoors 8 weeks before time to set in open ground. Cover thinly, then pack firmly and water. When plants are about 2 inches high, transplant to 3 inches apart in flat or pot. After danger of frost, set 2 to 3 feet apart in garden, but before doing so, harden the plants by gradually exposing them to the outdoor air for about a week.
These items are useful when starting seeds indoors for transplanting: