The Best Tomato and Basil Seed Collection

The best-ever flavoured tomatoes for salads, sauces and soups, grown and trialled for years by Sarah Raven. More
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The best-ever flavoured tomatoes for salads, sauces and soups. I've grown and trialled these for years. These can all be grown outside in the garden or in the greenhouse.

Collection includes a stylish small seed tin (14cm long x 10cm wide (depth 3cm)) with 5 packets of seed, detailed sowing instructions and tomato recipe sheet .

If you'd like to give this as a gift, we will send it out wrapped in tissue paper in our lovely Sarah Raven gift box. You will also receive a lovely gift card and envelope to enclose with your gift.

The collection contains:

For a similar seedling collection, please see our Tomato and Basil Plant Collection.

Type Half-Hardy Annual
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Spacing 30cm (12in) Basil , 45cm (18in) Tomato
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow tomato seeds under cover at end of Feb-April for planting out in April/May. Sow basil seeds from April under cover, or plant out from June when nights are warm.
Care Tips For basil, pinch out growing tips so plants bulk out. This grows well in container pots. For tomatoes, under cover or outside they need staking, and regular watering and feeding for best results. While still small, you also need to pinch out the side shoots. Water regularly to prevent splitting. Can be grown in a greenhouse or outside in a sunny, well-sheltered spot.
Harvesting July - October. 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
Slow-cooked tomato with feta and basil salad recipe

Use your oven to 'sun-dry' your tomatoes. This retains their sweetness, does not dry them out too much and preserves them short-term.

Tomato tart with poppy seed pastry recipe

One of the best summer tarts, with delicious extra nuttiness from the poppy seeds, sharpness from the tomatoes a good contrast to the creamy cheese.

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Seed Tin Collection Delivery - Items will be despatched in 5-7 working days. Please note, these collections will cost £4.95 to deliver and are not available for delivery outside the UK.

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