Tomato : Country Taste F1 Hybrid
Indeterminate habit requires support and sideshooting.
Meaty, delicious fruits, which can easily attain weights over 227g (½lb) if trusses are trimmed (trim to allow 3 or 4 fruits to ripen per truss). Early to set and ripen when grown under glass. Excellent for exhibition and competitions - you could grow a record breaker!
|Sowing time:||February to April|
Sow in pots or trays of good, free-draining, damp, seed compost and cover with a sprinkling of vermiculite or compost. Place containers in a propagator, or seal in a polythene bag, at a temperature of 18-21C (65-70F) until after germination, which takes 7-10 days.
Transplant seedlings, when large enough to handle, into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Plant in the greenhouse in individual large pots, or 3 plants per growbag when 20cm (8in) high. Can be planted outdoors, 45cm (18in) apart once all frost risk has passed.
Plants require sideshooting and support for the best yields. Water and feed plants regularly with a high potash feed once the first truss has set.
Flavour guide: Meaty and tasty, ideal for slicing. One single slice of this giant tomato fills a sandwich.
Tomatoes are packed with antioxidants and high in Vitamin A and C, and lycopene, all helping to stimulate your body's immune system.