Tomato : Sioux
Medium size, mid season
One of the best-known historic tomatoes, the medium-sized fruit are early. Productive plants and great flavor made this one of the most popular Midwestern tomatoes in the late 1940's. In 1947, Oscar H. Will & Co. stated, "It out-yielded all other varieties in South Dakota trials." Per Henderson & Co., in 1951, "Two weeks earlier than Marglobe or Rutgers." This tomato was one of our most requested, as people love the smooth, beautiful fruit and heavy yields. Introduced in 1944 by the University of Nebraska.Solanaceae Lycopersicon lycopersicum
If you have a Cutworm problem, wrap collars of aluminum foil or paper around the stem near ground level. A ring of wood ashes is also said to help.
Pests and Diseases
When we said Tomatoes are one of the easiest crops to grow, we could have added if you don’t encounter a serious pest or disease problem. They have so many potential enemies that it seems like it must be impossible to grow them.
You can help to keep some of these problems under control by rotation.
Be careful when watering as many diseases can be spread on wet leaves (use drip irrigation).
Many modern Tomato varieties are resistant to Verticillium Wilt (V), Fusarium Wilt (F) and Nematodes (N). It's a good idea to use these varieties if they are a problem for you.