Tomato 'Red Alert'

Tomato 'Red Alert' was recommended to me by several growers, this is a Bush type of tomato, exceptionally heavy cropping with good flavoured, medium sized tomatoes for salad or cooking. More
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Tomato 'Red Alert' was recommended to me by several growers, this is a Bush type of tomato, exceptionally heavy cropping with good flavoured, medium sized tomatoes for salad or cooking.

You can plant it outside or in and just leave it to trail. It doesn't need support but does need picking regularly.

Genus Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Variety Red Alert
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Bush Tomato
Soil Type Fertile
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
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.
Care Tips This bush variety is perfect for growing in containers or window boxes in full sun. They need regular watering and feeding for best results. Does not need staking or trimming.
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 This bush variety will fruit from July - August. Pick regularly.
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 'Red Alert' reviews

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Heavy cropper

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Reviewed 23rd July 2017 by Carmen Neumann

This was the first of my six tomatoes to turn red. I keep it in a large pot on the patio, I found it does need staking, especially seeing how heavy the trusses get (Happy to do so, of course :-)). Made a first batch of delicious sugo mixed with some of the other tomatoes on sale here. Will definitely sow again.