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. More
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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.

Genus Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Tomato
Soil Type Fertile
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Well-drained
Spacing Leave 60-90cm (24-36in) between each plant. Plant them deep, sinking them to a depth of 0.5cm below the seed leaves.
Care Tips Under cover or outside they need staking, and regular watering and feeding for best results. Need trimming and support, pinch out the tops once they have set 5 or 6 trusses. While still small, you also need to pinch out the side shoots. Water regularly to prevent splitting. 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 Delicious eaten raw, roasted or cooked in Mediterranean dishes.
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 Salad Collection reviews

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Reviewed 24th November 2018 by Nicole

Happy with tomato seedlings,had o lot of tomatoes this year.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Alison

Had a bumper crop from all these and they were pretty tasty. They were all grown outside and those that didn't ripen mostly ripened once picked and bought indoors..

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Penny

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Clare

Produced a good harvest and good taste

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Caroline

The tomatoes were very successful. One variety was fairly tasteless but otherwise pleased.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Daughne

produced well but I'm not used to my greenhouse yet so not sure if I planted correctly but a very good collection and tasty tomatoes

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Reviewed 26th September 2018 by Alice

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Andrew

Excellent plants and yielded a good variety of tastey tomatoes.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Victoria

I’m a great fan of a Sarah Raven, but this collection of tomato plants was a disappointment. The plants were a bit weedy on arrival, and though they ended up all right in the end they had a bit of a faltering start. When they arrive there is no knowing which plant is which type - they are just in the plastic plug container with no labelling. I wanted to give one to my mother in law, but had no idea which variety I was giving her.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"We are sorry to hear that you received plants that you were unhappy with. Please always contact us when you receive your plants, if you have any concerns, so that we can try to rectify any issues at the time. In line with our plant guarantee, we have refunded you. Please be advised that all plants should come with the variety printed on either the outside or on an inner label, we are sorry if this was missed off on this occasion. Please do also advise us if you are affected by this in the future."

Posted 7th November 2018


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Reviewed 12th March 2015 by Malinda Griffin

This threesome gives a flavourful and prolific abundance of tomatoes. I grew them in my tiny greenhouse last summer with excellent (&delicious) results and look forward to enjoying a similar crop this year too!