Expect robust plants when you grow out these Isis Candy Tomato seeds. The foliage is sturdy with thick leaves that almost feel artificial when you touch them. These were very fast-growing plants, the first of our indeterminate varieties to reach the top of the trellis. Since the productivity of these plants is modest, we’d recommend allowing multiple main stems to grow vs. single stemming with these Isis Candy tomatoes. The fruit grows in clusters of 6-8 cherry size tomatoes that average about 1-1.5″ in diameter. The tomatoes are bicolor, rose red with yellow marbling. On the blossom end they have an interesting cat’s eye starburst. When sliced, you’ll see that they are fairly meaty with an average amount of seeds. They have a great flavor that is sweet and a little fruity with mild acidity.
Since the Isis Candy is an indeterminate, they’ll continue to produce fruit throughout the entire season until they succumb to frost. Providing steaks or a tall trellis will be necessary with these plants. You should be able to start harvesting fruit after about 70 days. As with most indeterminate varieties, we recommend growing these in ground rather than containers. While many tomato varieties can be grown in containers, indeterminate varieties such as these may prove difficult for all but the most attentive gardeners due to the need for frequent watering.
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Starting Isis Candy Tomato Seeds
Tomato seeds should be started indoors at least 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Always use high quality, sterile, seed starting mix. Keep the soil moist until the seeds sprout. Use of a humidity dome will assist to prevent the soil from drying out. Temperatures over 75F will expedite the germination time. Be sure and provide a good source of light once the seedlings breach the soil surface. Sunny windowsills are rarely bright enough an will result in leggy seedlings that lean towards light and may fall over.