Tomato, Forest Fire (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. 45-50 days. Det.
Extra early tomato with attractive 2-3 oz red fruit on dwarf bushy plants. Firm and split resistant. Forest Fire is the perfect low maintenance first wave of a long tomato season. The three amigos here are: Forest Fire, Fireworks, and Starfire. They run the gamut from earlier and smaller to later and larger. Forest Fire is not a disease resistant variety but since it is an early determinate, plants usually finish producing before diseases set in. Bred by Tim Peters of Peters Seed and Research in 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.