Too late to plant tomatoes

Asked July 17, 2019, 1:28 PM EDT

Is July 17 too late to plant tomatoes? If so why? I read there are several late season varieties such as big boy, heat wave, homestead. Where to buy these? Is there an online source? Thank you

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1 Response

Hi- it is too late. Even if you had good size transplants of an early maturing variety (60-70 days from transplanting) the plants would be facing shorter and cooler days. You might get some fruit but quality would be poor.

The term "late season" means that those varieties take a longer time to mature (around 80 days) than other varieties.