Tomato 'Gardener's Delight' and 'Stupicke Polni Rane' Collection

Two delicious and reliable croppers, 'Gardener's Delight' and 'Stupicke Polni Rane'. More
5 seedlings 511009-5 £5.50 Delivery early May
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Two delicious and reliable croppers. 'Gardener's Delight' is an easy, large cherry tomato you can grow inside and out and is brilliant if you like to roast tomatoes on the vine, as they all ripen at the same time. 'Stupicke Polni Rane' is known for its long and heavy cropping and has good blight resistance.

This collection contains:

Common Name Tomato
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1.8m (6ft)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Transplant seedlings into 9cm (3.5in) pots and grow on in a glasshouse (or a well-lit windowsill), once roots have filled these, transplant into 2 litre pots to grow on. When the first flowers begin to show their yellow colouring plants should be ready to plant into their final positions. For unheated greenhouses, final planting can take place in mid-spring. For growing outside, gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions before planting out in early summer. When planting into ground, add plenty of compost or well-rotted manure prior to planting and create a shallow circular reservoir around the plant to help retain water or use Ring Culture Pots. Leave 60-90cm (24-36in) between each plant and plant them deep, sinking them to a depth of 0.5cm below the seed leaves. For containers, use a large pot (minimum 5 litres) and fill with a good quality, peat-free compost. For Grow Bags, allow two plants per bag.
Care Tips Under cover or outside they need staking, regular watering and weekly feeding for best results. Water the soil, not the plant, tomato leaves and stems dislike getting wet. Pinch out the tops once they have set 5 or 6 trusses. You also need to pinch out any shoots that develop between the stem and main branches as they divert valuable energy from the developing fruits. Companion planting works well with tomatoes. Try basil underneath as a sacrificial planting – white fly is drawn to it rather than your tomatoes – or try garlic, nasturtiums or tagetes to repel aphids. Find more information on how to grow tomatoes from seed. Find more information on how to grow tomatoes from seed.
Storing Tomatoes can be kept at room temperature for 4-5 days (they will lose their flavour if kept in the fridge), and will freeze well.
Harvesting July-October
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 4-6 weeks for despatch. For fruit & veg bare roots/crowns or potatoes, please allow up to 2 weeks for despatch.

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Tomato 'Gardener's Delight' and 'Stupicke Polni Rane' Collection reviews

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Reviewed 13th August 2019 by Jonathan

Purchase was poor. They arrived in poor quality. And couldn’t be replaced as it was late on the season.
Service was great- offer d a refund

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Miss Taylor

Doing ok indoors and out - not spectacular.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Isabel

Great service and the tomatoes have grown really well

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Carol

Growing tall and sturdy with lots of fruit forming.... growing well outside

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Ms Carroll

Both plants are excellent and the stupicke which looked weak and ugly when wrong has produced delicious early tomatoes . I will get this strain again. Gardeners delight will be as prolific as usual.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kate

Same as previous comment as they are all mixed up and I can't tell them apart. Too much plastic, not enough fruit!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jonathan

Purchase was poor. They arrived in poor quality. And couldn’t be replaced as it was late on the season.
Service was great- offer d a refund

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Lynne

All plants potted up straightaway, kept inside until warm enough to go in greenhouse. 3 plants transplanted outside in well cultivated garden in full sun. Barely average. The remaining 2 plants were not good at all. Growing tomatoes for years, these were disappointing. Stopped at 3 and 4 trusses. East of England so very long and warm summer. Well watered and created a reservoir. All tomatoes tasted lovely just not enough!

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Tomatoes and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 9th October 2018 by Hazel

Can't fault the quality and these are two of themes tasty tomatoes!