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Tomato, Mighty Sweet Hybrid

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Our first determinate grape tomato.

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These super-sweet little 2 oz. darlings aren't just gorgeous and ridiculously delicious, they're loaded with big time nutrition: high in flavanoids, vitamin C, beta-carotene, lycopeneyand other phytonutrients. Our first determinate grape tomato is a prolific producer of snack-ready fruit. Resistant to Fusarium and Tomato mosaic virus.
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Days To Maturity

55 days

Fruit Weight

2 ounces

Sun

Full Sun

Spread

45 inches

Height

60 inches

Sow Method

Indoor Sow

Planting Time

Spring

Sow Time

6-8 weeks BLF

Thin

6 inches

Life Cycle

Annual

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  • How to Sow and Plant

    • Sow tomato seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost in spring using a seed starting kit
    • Sow seeds ¼  inch deep in seed-starting formula
    • Keep the soil moist at 75 degrees F
    • Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days
    • As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.
    • Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution (half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.
    • If you are growing in small cells, you may need to transplant the seedlings to 3 or 4 inch pots when seedlings have at least 3 pairs of leaves before transplanting to the garden so they have enough room to develop strong roots
    • Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be “hardened off”. Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again in the morning. This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding.

    Planting in the Garden:

    • Select a location in full sun with good rich moist organic soil. Make sure you did not grow tomatoes, peppers, eggplant or potatoes in the bed the previous year to avoid disease problems.
    • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 8 inches. Level with a rake to remove clumps of grass and stones.
    • Tomatoes should be set 30-48 inches apart in a row with the rows spaced 3-4 feet apart. It can be tempting to space tomatoes more closely at planting time, but if you plant too closely you will increase the chance of disease, and decrease yields.
    • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball. 
    • Carefully remove the plant from its pot and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root development. 
    • Tomatoes can be planted deeply, with the stem buried to the first set of leaves. The more deeply they are planted the more roots will form, providing the plant with additional support and better ability to take up nutrients. Some gardeners plant tomatoes by digging a horizontal trench and laying the plant in the trench with the top 2-4 inches of the plant pointing upward.
    • Fill the planting hole with soil to the top and press soil down firmly with your hand leaving a slight depression around the plant to hold water. 
    • Use the plant tag as a location marker. This is particularly important if you are trying different varieties. It is very difficult to tell which variety is which from the foliage.  
    • Water thoroughly, so that a puddle forms in the saucer you have created. This settles the plants in, drives out air pockets and results in good root-to-soil contact.
    • Place your plant support at this time. You can try tomato cages or staking. Unsupported plants will sprawl on the ground, require no pruning, and will probably produce a larger yield of smaller fruit than will staked plants. For larger, cleaner, more perfect fruits, support plants as they grow. Growing on stakes: Place strong stakes in the ground and set plants about 6 inches from the stakes. Growing in cages: Place a cage around a single plant; let the vines grow and enlarge within the cage, no pruning  will be necessary

    How to Grow

    • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. 
    • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. This is especially important for tomatoes as their roots may be easily damaged when weeding, and this can lead to blossom end rot.
    • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1-2 inches of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
    • If growing on stakes: As the plants grow, allow only one or two main stems to grow and pinch out any other side shoots as they form. Gently tie the one or two remaining shoots to the stake; don't pull them tightly against the stake. If growing in cages, no pruning is necessary.
    • Whether to remove the side shoots, or suckers, that grow out of the leaf axils or not depends on the support system used. Gardeners using stakes usually snap off these side shoots. They typically get earlier and larger tomatoes but overall production tends to be less. If tomatoes are grown in cages, the suckers are generally left on, although it's a good idea to pinch the tip out of them when they are 6-8 inches long. Regardless you may want to remove all the growth from the bottom 6-10 inches of the plant. This helps to improve air circulation and reduce the spread of diseases such as early blight. Wait until the plants are knee-high. In the morning when the plants have the most water in them, snap off the lower growth while it is small. Any plants that look sick with distorted foliage or have a mosaic pattern on the leaves should be removed as they may have a virus that can spread to the other plants. It is best to do this early in the season.
    • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.

    Harvesting and Preserving Tips

    • Determinate tomato plants ripen a heavy crop over a few weeks. Indeterminate varieties bear fruit continuously till frost. Remember that the days to harvest refers to the time from setting out transplants in the garden.
    • Pick tomatoes when they are as ripe as possible. They should be fully colored and firm and picked regularly to avoid overloading plants.
    • At the end of the season, when you know there will be a frost, pick all the almost-ripe tomatoes you can, and ripen them in brown bags or spread on newspapers at room temperature. Many cultivars will store for months. Store only sound fruit, at 50-60°F. Do NOT refrigerate and try to avoid having the fruit touch each other.
    • The foliage of tomatoes is toxic and should not be eaten.
    • Tomato fruits are enjoyed in many cooked dishes as a flavoring. Use them to make soups, sauces, stews, ketchup, paste, juice, quiche, and pies. Add them to curries, casseroles, and chutney.
  • Days To Maturity
    55 days
    Fruit Weight
    2 ounces
    Sun
    Full Sun
    Spread
    45 inches
    Height
    60 inches
    Sow Method
    Indoor Sow
    Planting Time
    Spring
    Sow Time
    6-8 weeks BLF
    Thin
    6 inches
    Life Cycle
    Annual
  • Tomato, Mighty Sweet Hybrid is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great snacking tomato I bought these 3 years ago as a test and I'm glad I did. This year will be my third year growing these tomatoes. They are super sweet when picked a deep red. Very prolific and long lasting up till fall (PA). Make sure you give them plenty of room to keep growing till the end of the season. A permanent addition to my garden.
    Date published: 2016-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet! Neither me or my husband truly love tomatoes, but I love to grow them. I am growing them in Earthboxes and this one has produced very well. We are both loving the flavor. They have lived up to your description and then some. This particular variety was a last minute decision as I was ordering and I am so glad it didn't miss my notice.
    Date published: 2015-07-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent choice! I live in Austin, TX and these did amazing through our blazing summer. I planted 3 plants in the Spring they produced beautiful fruit with amazing flavor. We had so many we took bag fulls to work to give to co-workers. Great to snack on. These are a must have in my garden from now on!
    Date published: 2014-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great snack tomatoe This year I tried a new tomato- this one! I had so many that I am canning them in my sauce as well. The flavor is sugar sweet. I was able to supply them for a family wedding reception. Once again- Burpee is amazing.
    Date published: 2013-08-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Sweet!! We have been growing tomatoes for years. Each year we pick a new variety or two because we are never really satisfied with our choices. We chose Mighty Sweet in the middle of winter (dreaming of summer of course!) - and I am so grateful we did. I have been eating these perfect little tomatoes right off the vine. They are sweet - with no cracking. The plant is sturdy and vigorous. It's been producing an endless supply and for the first time we have a variety that is a definite for next years garden. I totally would recommend this to any tomato lover that needs to get it right the first time.
    Date published: 2013-08-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from prolific and versatile These are tiny romas. We've put gobs of them into sauce after we split them open and scoop out the seeds and water. It's easy to do and there are so many. We have to make sauce or dehydrate them because there are way too many to eat, and we only have three plants of this variety. A big bonus for us is that the chickens don't bother with them because they're little. They hold up very well on the vine and in the refrigerator. I'll be growing this one again next year.
    Date published: 2013-08-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from She sure is Mighty I was told determinates are more contained not as unruly as indeterminates... let me first say this plant is knocking the socks off my other grape/cherries varieties. I am also growing a sungold and a choclate cherry (all are Burpee brand bought as transplants) both are indeterminates. But seriously... prolific is an understatement. I have so many more fruit on this than the other two I mentioned (not sure if that is a determinate vs indeterminate thing). I grow mine in compost/vermiculite/peatmoss raised bed and I truly get 2oz fruits out of this plant. Also the size of this plant... I thought determinates were supposed to be smaller than indeterminates this one is definitely bigger, taller and wider (all three were started at the same time). This is my work horse tomato at the moment. I can count on this one to have enough tomatoes for my daughters lunch at summer camp. They also taste great.... on par with the sungold. Great plant highly recommended. I am going to try these from seed next year.
    Date published: 2013-07-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow I received my Mighty Sweet Hybrid as plants from Burpee and while I have not had ripened fruit as of this review, my plants have reached a height of almost five feet with hundreds of blooms and tomatoes popping up like crazy. All this with some fertilizer and little effort! I suspect this will be one of my most productive and great tasting tomatoes I've ever grown. I am planning on purchasing this tomato again next season.
    Date published: 2013-06-30
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