Tomato and Basil Plant Collection

The tastiest varieties of tomato plants for growing in the UK. These tomato plant seedlings are top quality and chosen for their exceptional tastiness. More
10 seedlings 510187-10 £10.95

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Our tried and tested favourite tomato plants and basil to keep them company. These tomato plants are ideal for growing in the UK and will provide you with tasty tomatoes throughout the summer.

This collection contains:
  • 2 seedlings or jumbo seedlings of Tomato 'Gardeners Delight' – the classic garden favourite
  • 2 seedlings or jumbo seedlings of Tomato 'Noire de Crimee' – a delicious, juicy, Russian variety which grows and crops reliably in the UK, even outside
  • 2 seedlings or jumbo seedlings of Tomato 'Sungold' – the sweetest, easiest and most productive cherry tomato
  • 4 seedlings or jumbo seedlings of Genovase Basil – a brilliant companion plant, perfect for eating with tomatoes and, if grown close by, helps protect against white fly

Full spacing, planting and growing instructions sent out with every order.

Type Half-Hardy Annual
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 35cm (14in) - 2m (6ft 7in)
Spacing Leave 60-90cm (24-36in) between each plant. Plant them deep, sinking them to a depth of 0.5cm below the seed leaves.
Harvesting July - October, Cordons fruit over a long period. You should be picking tomatoes in July and continue harvesting from the cordons until October. At the end of the summer, any unripe tomatoes can be picked and placed next to a banana – the ethylene released helps them to ripen. For basil, remove individual leaves or stems, don't cut the plant to the ground. Remove flowers as they appear.
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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Baked feta with thyme and tomatoes recipe

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Quick tomato tart with thyme and red onions recipe

This tomato tart is so simple to make, and very delicious - perfect for summer dinners with home-grown salad.

Chilli and tomato jam recipe

This is delicious and versatile - perfect for sweet or savoury eating.

Strawberry and basil ice cream recipe

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Sarah makes her favourite basil ice cream

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Sarah's Superfoods: Tomatoes

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Sarah's Superfoods: Tomato recipes

Four of Sarah's favourite tomato recipes, to make the most of your super-healthy crop.

Panzanella recipe

Using bread in a salad may seem odd, and you might think it would be heavy, but this is one of the best summer tomato salads.

De Kas Tomato Jam recipe

A delicious tomato jam from De Kas in Amsterdam – a tasty pickle to have at every picnic this summer.

Basil, raspberry and hazelnut meringues recipe

This is a delicious recipe for summer, a perfect party food with fresh raspberries and maybe a little whipped cream.


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Tomato and Basil Plant Collection reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Louise

Articles arrived in time and with good instructions, some of products not been particularly satisfactory

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Reviewed 28th September 2018 by Miranda

The plants arrived well wrapped and ready for planting - I had Basil throughout the Summer, they were exceptionally tasty. I had problems with the heritage tomatoes but I suspect that was down to my greenhouse and not the plants which were healthy.

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Reviewed 22nd September 2018 by Elizabeth

You replaced first lot due to poor quality. Sent a different selection as agreed which were no better, but I persevered. Plants when delivered this time wer bent over in the tubes and etiolated. Never made strong plants and I had only few tomatoes. Basil plants were fab, inside and out this year.
Shame as I had great sweet peas, alstromerias, salvias etc from you.
Can’t seem to attach pics from iPad to show you.

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 now refunded your original order."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Susan

The seedlings had been in transit too long and were all bent over and one basil plant was damaged.
I sent a email a the time but received no reply.
I threw away one basil and one tomato seedling and because of that, I thought twice before ordering plants recently.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Please be advised we did receive your email and arranged a refund for this collection on the 14th May this year. You may wish to check in your email junk folder for our reply."

Posted 7th November 2018