Updated: Aug 17, 2022
Tomatoes are a perfect fruit that can be used in many different recipes for both sweet and savory dishes. They're loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants! One of the best varieties is an orange hat tomato plant. This small little guy is prolific - meaning it yields more tomatoes than other varieties - and they're so easy to grow during the winter months because they're so small! I'll show you how to do it step by step:
One great thing about these tomatoes is that they're super sweet and perfect for snacking on fresh or using in recipes. Plus, they have a ton of nutritional value. Here are some highlights:
- Vitamin C: One medium-sized orange hat tomato provides more than 30% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. This vitamin is important for keeping your immune system strong and preventing disease.
- Lycopene: Orange hat tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage. This nutrient can also help reduce the risk of some types of cancer.
- Potassium: A medium-sized tomato provides nearly 15% of the recommended daily intake of potassium. This is an important mineral for maintaining healthy blood pressure levels and heart function.
So next time you're in the mood for something sweet and nutritious, try whipping up a dish with orange hat tomatoes! You won't be disappointed.
After planting your orange hat tomato, water it well and then wait patiently for those delicious little fruits to start growing! In general, they should start ripening within 70 days of being planted.
As with all tomatoes, you'll know they're ripe when the skin starts to change color from green to orange. Once they're fully ripe, you can start picking them and enjoying their delicious flavor!
How To Grow An Orange Hat Tomato Plant
Step One: 🙂The first step is to choose the right location for your orange hat tomato plant. These orange tomatoes are going to need plenty of sunlight, so make sure you place them in a place that receives more than six hours of direct sunlight each day.
Step Two: Mix a good potting soil and a good organic fertilizer together. After mixing add water so the soil is moist.
Step Three: Add the moistened soil/fertilizer mix into a six-inch pot. Six-inch pots are big enough to grow these small orange tomatoes. Using a bigger pot will work too but I prefer to use the smaller one for space-saving purposes.
Step Four: Plant the Orange Hat Tomato seeds in the soil. I'll usually use 2 seeds in case one does not germinate. Keep the soil moist.
Step Five: Once the seeds have germinated and started to grow, I'll remove the weaker one.
Step Six: Water the plants regularly, making sure not to overwater them. I like to add water to the saucer and let the soil wick up the water.
Step Seven: As soon as the plant starts to produce flowers you'll need to hand pollinate if you are growing it in your house. You can do this when the flowers are completely open by gently shaking your orange tomato plant or by tapping gently on the flowers.
Step Eight: Patiently wait for your orange tomatoes to ripen!
Step Nine: Eat and enjoy your sweet and small orange tomatoes!
How to Grow an Orange Hat Tomato Plant in Your Garden
If you're growing your orange hat tomato in your garden, there are a few more things you need to do:
- Make sure the soil is well-drained. These tomatoes don't like wet feet!
- Add some compost or manure to the soil before planting. This will help enrich the soil and provide nutrients for your plant.
- Water regularly, making sure not to overwater.
- Watch for signs of disease and pests. If you notice any, take action right away to prevent the problem from spreading!
So now that I've given a few tips on how to grow your orange hat tomato plant, it's time to dig in and get those seeds started growing. This is one great way to make sure there are vegetables throughout winter because they're small enough to be grown in small spaces. They are only six to nine inches tall!
You'll know when they're ripe because the skin will change from green to orange. They're delicious and sweet, so enjoy!
So now you have it - everything that you will need to know about growing orange hat tomato plants! They're easy to grow, nutritious, and taste great. What's not to love? So now that you have read how to grow your own orange hat tomatoes, what are you waiting for? Get started today! You won't regret it.
To conclude: That's how you grow an orange hat tomato plant in your garden or indoors. It's a great way to make sure there are vegetables throughout the winter months as well as giving yourself some tasty treats at the same time. The seeds should start growing within 14 days of planting. All you have to do is water, fertilize and watch them grow! Question or comment below.
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