Tomatoes starting to finish – 2022

Ok, so the tomatoes are still producing a reasonable quantity (2.5 kg today) but it’s obvious that it won’t be going on for much longer. Unusually it’s the beefsteak that are turning off first. Today we picked the last of the Aunt Rubies German Green and Black Krim. It’s a few weeks sooner than other…… Continue reading Tomatoes starting to finish – 2022

Tomato – Crimson Blush

Crimson Blush

Red, Blight Resistant, Small Beefsteak F1 tomato on Indeterminate Plants Description One of the family of blight resistant tomatoes which include Crimson Crush. Our experience growing Crimson Crush at the allotment was that it wasn’t particularly resistant to blight. However growing them outdoors at home where we’re further away from sources of blight was that…… Continue reading Tomato – Crimson Blush

Tomato German Red Strawberry

Large oxheart red open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants. Description From the 2018 Seedswap, I grew this for the first time in 2019. Its a bit like Sunset’s Red Horizon although (in my experience) a bit less pointed (searching the web seems to indicate that their shape can be inconsistent). According to the web, its…… Continue reading Tomato German Red Strawberry

2018 – Mid September Update

Greenhouse 1 Greenhouse 2 So, here we are in the middle of September, the days are beginning to get shorter and (this year at least) the tomatoes are starting to slow down. So far may greenhouses have produced about 26kg of tomatoes, a mixture of all sorts and colours and I’ve been reasonably pleased. Many…… Continue reading 2018 – Mid September Update

2018 Update

Simple announcement, I’ve now updated the list of tomato cultivars to include those I’ve grown in 2018. That brings to 161 the number listed. 2018 has been a somewhat peculiar year, the tomatoes are early because of the weather. Which is probably a good job because I didn’t do much in the way of thinning…… Continue reading 2018 Update

Tomato Big Rainbow

Bicoloured Red and Orange beefsteak tomato on Indeterminate vines. Description Grown for the first time in 2018 with seeds from a seed swap, we were interested to see how this grew. A lovely bi-coloured fruit with a rich and somehow creamy taste which is very similar to Marvel Stripes so again its one of those…… Continue reading Tomato Big Rainbow

Tomato Halina

Medium sized pink beefsteak on indeterminate vines. Description Grown for the first time in 2018 with seeds from a seed swap, we were interested to see how this grew. Its hard to find any information on the web about Halina and the source seems to suggest that its a saved F1 Hybrid so I don’t…… Continue reading Tomato Halina

Polytunnel Vegetables

  We’re now into late May so the polytunnel is beginning to get planted up. Up until now, its been providing us with lettuces and swiss chard but the swiss chard is coming to an end so now the summer vegetables get added. I’ve decided to follow through with similar planting to last year, Dwarf…… Continue reading Polytunnel Vegetables

Tomato Yellow Brandywine

Yellow beefsteak heritage tomato on indeterminate plants. Description Yellow Brandywine is a beefsteak tomato with possibly the best flavour of all the yellow tomatoes. In 2012 we also grew Azoychka as a yellow beefsteak. Azoychka was slightly more productive but Yellow Brandywine was slightly later so we had a long season of yellow beefsteak tomatoes.…… Continue reading Tomato Yellow Brandywine

Tomato White Zebra

White striped medium sized open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants. Description This is said to be a white striped tomato. However, when we grew it (in 2014) our plant (just one) produced standard red tomatoes so we assumed that the seeds had crossed with some other variety in the supplier (Heritage Harvested Seed) and our…… Continue reading Tomato White Zebra