Tomato, Fireworks (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. 55-60 days. Det.
One of the largest extra early tomatoes. Medium sized, red, juicy 3-6 oz globes on short manageable bushes. Good as an early production tomato due to its high percentage of perfect marketable fruit. Similar to Starfire (listed under Tomato, Main Season Red) but earlier and a little smaller. Bred by Tim Peters of Peters Seed and Research in Riddle, Oregon.
Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well-watered. Up pot seedlings into 4” pots once they have two true leaves. Transplant into the garden once danger of frost has passed.
Collect seeds from ripe fruit by squeezing into a jar and add 25% more water. Wait a few days for mold to form. When seeds sink and gel-sac is gone, stir, add water, then decant and rinse to clean. Dry thoroughly. Tomatoes are mostly self-pollinating; isolation is not usually needed for seeds to be true to type.