Dwarf "Space Plant" Seeds - Micro-Tina Tomatoes

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For teachers in the United States
Seed packet includes:
Approximately 50 seeds.

Grades K-12 (Seeds)

The USU Crop Physiology Laboratory has identified and characterized six varieties of dwarf crop plants. These short, early-flowering plants are ideal for growth on the International Space Station (and also in classrooms!) where there isn't room to grow full-size crops. Our dwarf tomato, pepper, and pea seeds are recommended for use in classroom settings where lighting is controlled. Fixtures with compact fluorescent bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes placed directly above the plants will provide adequate light for these cultivars. All seeds were bred using conventional plant breeding techniques.

Growing instructions

Space seeds can only ship to teachers in the United States!

Lesson plans associated with this kit can be found on the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix.

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  • 5
    Excellent Germination Rate.

    Posted by Vincent Li on Mar 3rd 2020

    Right after receiving the seeds, I set them in a plastic container with stacked up paper towels like the instructions say. Worked like a charm, got a germination rate of 8 out of 9 seeds. Currently planting 3 of the healthiest in a planter near my windowsill. There isn't much research on whether or not these plants will flower in my southern facing window, but I'll keep an eye on it to see.

    There isn't much comments on some tips, so I'll keep updating on the track my plants are. Right when you see the tiny roots sprout from the seeds, keep waiting until you see hairs protrude out from the center root like the images in the instructions do.

  • 5
    Great Classroom Plants

    Posted by Patty P on Jan 20th 2019

    My garden club planted these seeds and have been monitoring the growth of these plants over the past few months. The plants are very compact and vibrant. The tomatoes are adorable! Students have enjoyed growing these plants and other students and adults in the building are amazed that we are harvesting tomatoes in January!