AAS - All-America Selections is the oldest, independent impartial plant assessment organization in North America. They test flowers and edible plant via a rigorous process of field testing. All-America National and Regional Selections have been tested for garden performance by a panel of master gardeners and horticulturalists considered expert judges. Varieties that perform best over all of North America become AAS National Winners.
Fantastico is an early-maturing, very productive grape tomato. It is an F1 hybrid, which is the first filial offspring of different parent cultivars. It was bred by Pro-Veg Seeds and selected by AAS judges in 2014.
Some of its advantages include a Late Blight Tolerance and crack resistance which was proven out by AAS trials. Compact plant is suitable for containers, hanging baskets, or in confined spaces and small gardens. The fruit is borne in clusters towards the outside of the plant which is advantageous when harvesting.
Tomatoes are grape shaped, some would say baby plum and roughly 1/2 ounce each. A well maintained healthy plant can be expected to produce 10 - 12 lbs of tomatoes. Although it is classified as 'non-staking' Plant, supports such as a cage are advisable as this cultivar has a tendency to sprawl and at times topple when overladen with fruit.
Determinate - determinate tomatoes produce the bulk of their tomatoes all at once. See: https://luv2garden.com/determinate-indet-tomatoes.htm
12-14 inches in hanging basket
24 inches + in garden
Fruit Size: 3/4 to 1 inch
Fruit Weight: 1/2 ounce
Yield: Up to 350 tomatoes or 10 to lbs per plant
Spacing: 36 inches
Days To Harvest From Seed): 90
Days To Harvest From Transplant: 50
Germination temperature: 65-72°F
Spread: 18-20 inches
Height: 3 - 3.5 ft.
Resistances or Tolerances: Late blight, Cracking