|80 days from transplanting. Ace has excellent fresh tomato flavor, and is a lower-acid tomato for those with such a preference. An old favorite for canning, 5" - 6" diameter, 6 - 8 ounce fruits are just the right size to quarter and pack into quart jars. Yields are exceptional; as a determinate type, the majority of the fruits ripen over a 1 - 2 week period, which is another reason home canners choose Ace. In areas with a long growing season, a second successive planting will double your harvest!|
When to sow outside: Recommended for mild winter climates only: 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost and when soil temperatures are at least 60° F.
When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost.
Harvesting: Harvest tomatoes when fully colored and firm. About 1 month before the average first fall frost, clip all blossoms and any undersized fruit off the plant. This will steer all the plants remaining energy into ripening whats left. If you have a lot of underripe tomatoes near the end of the season, and a frost is approaching, pick them and store them indoors in a single layer away from direct sunlight to ripen.