First Tomato of the year set

Micro Tom Tomato I was just looking in the polytunnel to make sure that the slug hadn’t been having another go at everything when I noticed we’ve got the first tomato set. Its Micro Tom, not one we’ve grown before which I decided we would grow to boost the number of small cherry tomatoes that…… Continue reading First Tomato of the year set

Tomato Angelle

A red Cherry open pollinated tomato on Indeterminate plants Description From the 2018 Seed Swap saved from a supermarket purchase. Now, I don’t entirely agree with doing this, partly because commercial tomatoes are usually F1 hybrids (the commercial growers need consistency which heritage and open pollinated varieties don’t necessarily give) and I’ve also found that…… Continue reading Tomato Angelle

Tomato Balconi Red

Red Cherry heritage tomato on compact determinate plants. Description Acquired through the 2018 seed swap, this cultivar is common on the web. Its a short (12 inch) determinate cherry tomato, similar to Tiny Tim, Micro Tom, Red Robin and others. Our comparison in 2019 showed that this cultivar was a worthwhile competitor to Red Robin…… Continue reading Tomato Balconi Red

Tomato Giallo d’Iverno

A red Cherry open pollinated tomato on Indeterminate plants Description From the 2018 Seed Swap, we weren’t sure what this was going to be as we couldn’t find it described anywhere on the web (the nearest was Grappoli D’Inervo which is a grape shaped cultivar – it was in my database but without an associated…… Continue reading Tomato Giallo d’Iverno

Tomato Zhefen Short

Medium sized red heritage tomato on determinate plants. Description Zhefen Short is said to be a “tasty 3-inch slightly oval pink tomato that grows on 3ft – 4ft plants. Good juice, sweet/acid balance and great taste. Excellent for a short season or patio tomato”. We tried it in 2012 but unfortunately the seedlings were eaten…… Continue reading Tomato Zhefen Short

Tomato Yellow Pigmy

Yellow cherry heritage tomato on compact determinate plants. Description Yellow Pigmy is a small yellow cherry tomato that grows on a small but sprawling determinate plant. Similar in some respects to Tumbling Tom Yellow. Its tasty and would be worth growing for the fact that it only takes up a limited space but the fruit…… Continue reading Tomato Yellow Pigmy

Tomato Tumbling Tom Yellow

Small yellow cherry heritage tomato on determinate plants. Description Tumbling Tom Yellow is a yellow cherry tomato “just perfect” for container growing. The early/mid-ripening, determinate, regular leafed, plant is ideal for hanging baskets and containers. It has lots of small sized yellow juicy and sweet tomatoes and is an ideal companion for Tiny Tim and…… Continue reading Tomato Tumbling Tom Yellow

Tomato Sweet Pea Currant

Pea sized red cherry tomato on determinate plants. Description Sweet Pea Currant produces hundreds of pea sized sweet tomatoes. The early ripening, indeterminate, fine regular-leafed plant can be grown as a cordon, its untidy habit means that we recommend that it be grown as a bush indoors or outdoors on the patio, one option is…… Continue reading Tomato Sweet Pea Currant

Tomato Principe Borghese

Red/Pink cherry heritage tomato on determinate plants. Description Principe Borghese is an Italian small paste tomato full of flavour and ideal for sauces and salads. An early/mid-ripening, determinate, regular leafed plant, the cherry tomatoes are about 1-2 oz. The plant is very prolific the fruit is ideal for salads, drying and cooking. The tomatoes can…… Continue reading Tomato Principe Borghese

Tomato Hundreds and Thousands

A red cherry heritage tomato on determinate plants. Description An excellent bite sized (perfect for snacking) cherry tomato from determinate plants that produce literally hundreds or thousands of small fruit from plants which cascade down from whatever you’re growing them in. We grew this for the only time in 2015 as a comparison to Sweet…… Continue reading Tomato Hundreds and Thousands