Pack of Three - Tigerella Heirloom Tomatoes
Pre-order now for delivery March 2021
Remarkably striped medium sized fruit provide a decorative alternative to standard varieties. Bountiful trusses provide large crops of this award winning tomato, it can be grown outdoors or in a greenhouse.
Technically a fruit, but also Britain’s favourite summer vegetable! No surprise because nothing you buy beats the flavour of home-grown tomatoes.
Best time to plant in a greenhouse is April If you have a harsh frost the plants will turn blue and you may lose some of the leaves, but the plant should still grow out of it when it warms up. If the main stem collapses then you have lost your plant but that is unusual. If you're planting outside then the 3rd week in May is the best time to plant them after the frosts have gone.
- Planting time: May
- Harvest: Sep
- Hardiness: Not Hardy- Protect from cold nights & frost
- Two plants growing in 9cm pots.
Plant 45cm apart in well drained soil in a large pot or ideally in a hanging basket inside a greenhouse. If you don't have a greenhouse, you can grow in a conservatory or windowsill until all frosts have passed then slowly acclimatise them to the outdoors over 4-6 days and find the sunniest/warmest position you have in your garden.
Keep young plants well watered until established and in dry weather.
As they grow they will naturally grow in a downwards direction.
Feed only once you see 3-4 tomatoes starting to swell NOT BEFORE (this is because the plant will not want to reproduce if it’s being fed and watered nicely).
Remove any rotting/dead leaves as the plant grows.
Irregular watering can cause all sorts of problems, make sure you water & feed the soil evenly, try to keep it moist (but not soaking/soggy) DO NOT use farm yard manure on your tomatoes and cucumbers, as farmers sometimes use a hormone weed killer on barley/wheat/straw that is then used as bedding. This will dramatically harm your crop!
Sold here in packs of 2 - Two Young plants.