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Tomato Salad Collection | Sarah Raven

Tomato Salad Collection

If you're going to grow your own tomatoes you want them to be exceptionally good, and they do require a lot of watering. Here are my must haves, sweet, form and fantastically tasty.
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5 seedlings

6 seedlings (510767-6)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
1.8m (6ft)
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
5 seedlings
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
60cm (24in)
Cultivation
Sow seed under cover February-March in warmth. Keep small plants in a suny, frost-free environment until they can be planted in the greenhouse from late April or outdoors in late May.

Description

If you're going to grow your own tomatoes you want them to be exceptionally good, and they do require a lot of watering. Here are my must haves, sweet, form and fantastically tasty.

This collection contains:

  • Two seedlings of Costoluto Fiorentino – A medium-sized, delicious, juicy Italian variety which grows and crops very reliably here. Best under cover, or against a south facing wall
  • One seedling of Green Zebra – Gold and green skinned tomato which looks beautiful in amongst the other colours and has a good strong flavour
  • Two seedlings of Stupicke Polni Rane – My favourite in my taste trial at the marvellous Worton Organic Farm shop. Delicious, very long and heavy cropping type with good blight resistance.

Care Tips

Under cover or outside they need staking, regular watering and weekly feeding for best results. Pinch out side shoots as they develop and then pinch out the tops once they have set 5 or 6 trusses.