Sowing Tomatoes – 2022

I selected the tomato seeds I planned to sow this year and found that many of them are quite old. Nonetheless, I’ve given them a whirl and hope that they will germinate. I’ve sown 29 different varieties (30 pots because I’ve grown two different lots of my Oleron Yellow because I still seem to have…… Continue reading Sowing Tomatoes – 2022

Tomato – Golden Grape

Small Yellow Plum tomato of Indeterminate plants. Description This heritage tomato is very similar to Ildi, a small plum shaped tomato which hangs in large numbers in the truss. Its tasty, and ideal for snacking/ using in salads. There are a number of competing cultivars, all of which are very similar which is one of…… Continue reading Tomato – Golden Grape

Tomato – Rubylicious

Red Cherry tomato on disease resistant plants. Description This blight resistant Open Pollinated cherry tomato has small (15g) fruits and is supposed to have an excellent flavour, a mixture of sharp & sweet which is good in a cherry tomato. One of the free seeds we received in 2022, its unlikely that we can make…… Continue reading Tomato – Rubylicious

2022 – Deciding which Tomatoes to Grow

At this time of year, I always have a problem deciding which tomato cultivars to grow. When I first started growing tomatoes and recording what I’d grown (a long time ago now it seems), I had plenty of space and an allotment so I grew lots of plants of lots of different cultivars (my record…… Continue reading 2022 – Deciding which Tomatoes to Grow

Tomato – Indigo Cherry Drops

Purple Cherry tomato on Indeterminate plants Tomato Description An improvement on Indigo Rose, this purple cherry tomato was bred at Oregon State University by Dr Jim Myers. Its colour is derived from the parents which include wild tomatoes from Peru or the Galapagos Islands. Its a prolific cropper with up to 1000 30gram fruit in…… Continue reading Tomato – Indigo Cherry Drops

Tomato – Primabella

Blight Resistant open pollinated Red Cherry tomato on Indeterminate plants. Description This juicy cherry tomato produces large cherry fruit (~30g) on plants that seem to be resistant to late blight and so the plants can produce fruit over a long season, resistant to many of the problems associated with growing tomatoes outdoors in the UK.…… Continue reading Tomato – Primabella

Tomato – Garnet

A Reddish/Brown Cherry tomato on Indeterminate Plants Description This tasty cherry tomato is bred from Sweet Aperitif and so has a wonderful sharp taste. It supposedly has heavy yields over a long period of time in the summer, starting early and finishing late. It sounds similar to Brown Berry (a tomato we like a lot)…… Continue reading Tomato – Garnet

Tomato – Sweet Success (F1)

Red Cherry F1 Hybrid tomato on Indeterminate plants. Description This cherry tomato is said to have a superb flavour, lots of heavy trusses and includes resistance to many diseases. When we get round to growing it we will compare it to other, non-hybrid varieties such as Red Berry and Christmas Grapes that we’ve grown in…… Continue reading Tomato – Sweet Success (F1)

Tomato – Sweet Million (F1)

Red Cherry fruits on Indeterminate F1 Hybrid Plants Description Red Cherry tomato similar to many of the Open Pollinated/Heritage varieties such as Red Berry, Christmas Grapes, etc.. We’ve been given a number of packets of seeds many of which are F1 Hybrid. We might have a go at comparing F1 hybrid varieties with equivalent non-hybrid…… Continue reading Tomato – Sweet Million (F1)

Tomato – Summerlast

A red cherry on compact Determinate plants Description We don’t grow F1 hybrids in general but free seeds are always an exception to the rule. So this compact Determinate cultivar will get tried in 2022 (outside of course). It looks to be similar to Tiny Tim and Red Robin so it will have to be…… Continue reading Tomato – Summerlast