Maxifort Rootstock

Maxifort is the most popular rootstock in North America. Very strong vigor.

V44185 : Maxifort Rootstock
Treatment * Pkg Size ** Price
Untreated 100 seeds $43.55
Untreated 500 seeds $167.50
Untreated 1M seeds $279.10
* M = 1,000
** US prices shown in USD
Disease Resistance
Corky Root Rot
Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
Fusarium Wilt (0,1)
Root-Knot Nematode
Tomato Mosaic Virus
Verticillium Wilt
Product Availability Notice
Unavailable in 2023 due to a crop failure.
Attributes
Item Number
V44185
High Tunnel  
Yes
Treatment
Untreated, Primed
Canada
No

Growing Tips

Tomato Shape Chart

Tomato Chart

Planting

Sow in greenhouse 4 - 6 weeks before desired planting date. Allow plants to adjust to field conditions for 48 hours before transplanting. Plant transplants up to 6 inches deep.

Planting Guidelines - Tomato
Approximate Seeds per Pound:
140,000 - 165,000
Seeding Rate per Acre by Weight:
0.8 - 0.8 oz
Seeding Rate per Acre in M (1,000):
7.6 M
Seeding Rate Seeds per 1,000 foot of Row:
667
Seed or Plant Spacing In Row:
18"
Seed or Plant Spacing Between Rows:
48"
Seed or Plant Spacing Depth:
.25 - .5"
Recommended Soil Temperature:
60 - 75°F
Days to Germination:
7 - 10
Management

Staking and pruning plants are an important management practice. Staking and pruning allows the plant to concentrate on fruit development and also ensures less damage when harvesting fruit. Staking also keeps fruit from setting on the ground. Grow plants on raised beds with drip irrigation. Scout weekly to ensure crop quality. Consult Midwest Vegetable Production Guide on identification and treatment. https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-56-W%202020.pdf

Harvest

Harvest tomatoes when 60 - 90% red for fresh markets. Consult your buyers on what stage they would like their tomatoes harvested. However, please note that the more red the tomato the shorter the shelf life.

Storage

Store at 50 - 60ºF and 85 - 95% humidity to ensure the longest shelf life.