Latin Name – Solanum lycopersicum L.
Sowing Instructions – For greenhouse cultivation: sow from February to March. For outdoor cultivation: sow from March to April.
Sow seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed sowing mix and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place seed trays in a propagator at a constant temperature of around 15-20C until after germination, which takes 7-14 days. When seedlings gain 2 true leaves, transplant into individual 7.5cm (3″) pots of compost and grow on at a minimum temperature of 15c.
When tomato plants are well grown, transplant into baskets and containers. When all risk of frost has passed gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 – 10 days before positioning baskets outdoors in a sheltered position in full sun.
Hints and Tips – A very compact bush variety producing large trusses of very tasty, cherry sized fruits. Ideal for container growing; works well in mixed baskets but the compact nature manes that many plants are needed for a straight tomato basket. Fruit: red, cherry, 12-16 grams. Water tomato plants frequently, to keep the compost evenly moist. Feed tomatoes regularly with a high potash plant food once the first truss of fruit has formed. Dwarf bush varieties do not require staking or side shooting.Tomatoes can be harvested as they ripen from July to September.
Number of seeds:- Approx 10