Main Crop tomatoes, also known as mid-season tomatoes, are tomatoes that are ready in the mid-summer. They need to be planted in slightly warm weather (over 60 Fahrenheit soil temp) and are ready for harvest 70-80 days later. These plants also keep on giving. Tomato suckers, off shoots of the branches, can be rooted and planted. This is useful especially because seeds are not available or can not be planted so late in the season.
- There are three different kinds of tomatoes and two of them are called early season and late season.
- There are tomatoes that come into harvest during the midsummer and they are called main crop tomatoes.
- Tomatoes will not grow very well when the temperatures are quite low.
“They are an excellent choice for areas with a short to medium growing season and where nighttime or even daytime temps turn cool to chilly in early fall.”