This lovely and new potato-leaved semi-bush variety, of Eastern European origin (Ded Moroz) is renowned for its tolerance to the cold and is one of the very earliest fruiting outdoor tomatoes, the sizeable solid fruit ranging in size from 55-85 grams on a plant which is surprisingly heavy cropping for such an early variety. (Semi-Bush)
Seeds are surface-sown or covered only slightly. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Containers are held in warm conditions until sprouts appear, which may take anywhere from 3-10 days. Move sprouting plantings immediately to bright light conditions, such as a south-facing window. Inadequate light is a frequent cause of failure of young seedlings. At about the time of last frost, set out seedlings into grow bags. Do not remove side shoots but support the plant with a cane or twine.