Tomato 'Stupicke Polni Rane'

Tomato 'Stupicke Polni Rane' is delicious, very long and heavy cropping type with good blight resistance. More
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Tomato 'Stupicke Polni Rane' was my favourite in my taste trial at the marvellous Worton Organic Farm shop. Delicious, very long and heavy cropping type with good blight resistance.

Plant your tomatoes with Tagetes and basil to help protect against aphids.

Genus Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Group/Species Heritage (Cordon/Indeterminate) Tomato
Variety Stupicke Polni Rane syn. Stupice
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Potato leaved variety, Early field Stupice
Soil Type Fertile
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1.5-2m (5-6.5ft)
Spacing Leave 45cm (18in) between each plant. Plant them deep, sinking them to a depth of 0.5cm below the seed leaves.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover at end of Jan-March for planting out in April/May. 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 Cordons fruit over a long period. You should be picking tomatoes in July and continue harvesting from the cordons until October.
Cooking Notes These are delicious raw or cooked. This is delicious in Sarah's Andalusian soup salad recipe.
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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Tomato 'Stupicke Polni Rane' reviews

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Reviewed 19th September 2019 by Elisabeth

100% germination rate, plants have grown strongly and produced masses of fruit, but best of all these tomatoes are super tasty. I have grown several different varieties of tomato these past few years and Stupicke has been the most reliable, trouble-free and worthwhile.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Barry

Superb!

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Reviewed 9th September 2015 by Toni

I grew tomatoes from seed for the first time ever, this year. I chose the Stupicke variety and I certainly wasn't disappointed. They are the most delicious, sweet tasting tom I have had. I have just finished picking the last ones (Sept). Highly recommended.