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Tomato 'Suncherry Premium' F1 Hybrid

Solanum lycopersicum L.

Half-hardy Annual

 Customer Rating
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Cordon.

A superb RHS AGM variety, Tomato 'Suncherry Premium' is the sweetest tasting, red-skinned cherry tomato available, making the perfect complement to our ever popular orange-skinned variety 'Sungold'. Huge crops of shiny, bite-sized red fruits ripen early and continue to be produced throughout the summer. This cordon variety is best grown in the greenhouse, but will also grow in a sheltered, sunny spot outdoors. Height: 200cm (79”). Spread: 50cm (20”).


Companion planting: Try growing tomatoes with French marigolds to deter whitefly, and basil, chives or mint to deter aphids and other pests.



Useful links:

How to grow tomatoesHow to stop blight
Tomato selector guideCompanion Planting

Ideal For:
kitchen garden, greenhouse
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Sowing Months:
February, March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (6 tomato seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 3 days
    • £3.69

For greenhouse cultivation: sow from February to March.

For outdoor cultivation: sow from March to April.

Sow seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed sowing mix and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place seed trays in a propagator at a constant temperature of around 15-20C (59-68F) until after germination, which takes 7-14 days. When seedlings gain 2 true leaves, transplant into individual 7.5cm (3") pots of compost and grow on at a minimum temperature of 15C (59F).


When growing in a heated glasshouse tomato plants may be transplanted at the end of May or when the first flowers are showing, if earlier. Allow 3 plants per growbag, or one per 25cm (10") pot, or plant tomatoes directly into the greenhouse soil.


When growing tomatoes outdoors, wait until all risk of frost has passed before transplanting tomatoes. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting out from early June when tomato plants are 20cm (8") tall. Choose a sheltered position in full sun on fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil, and transplant at a distance of 60cm (24") apart. Drive a (5') cane into the soil adjacent to each plant to support them as they grow, and tie each main stem to its support with soft garden twine.

Water tomato plants frequently, to keep the compost evenly moist. Feed tomatoes regularly with a high potash plant food once the first truss of fruit has formed.


Tie the main stems to their supports and remove any sideshoots that develop between the main stem and the leaf stems. Once the plant has produced 6 or 7 trusses, pinch out the top of the main stem. This process of 'sideshooting' and 'stopping' will increase the availability of light and air movement around the developing fruit, and focus the plants energy on producing a good crop of high quality tomatoes. Tomatoes can be harvested as they ripen from July to September.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Seeds

    By Sarfraz Yusuf 14-04-2014

    Seeds came on time, the previous review said 5/6 germinated, i actually got 8 seeds in my packet and all of them germinated, which is excellent. To be fair i think 1-2 of the seeds were tiny and perhaps if you were to asses them visually it wouldnt fill you with hope that they will germinate. So far so good. Thanks T&M

    Natalie
    15-04-2014

    Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.

  2. Fantastic cropper!

    By Martin Barker 25-09-2012

    First year I have grown this variety but really early cropping. Good yield in greenhouse and outside. Lousy summer but still produced 6 trusses on south facing patio.

  3. Really sweet

    By Haiyan Wang 17-08-2011

    Agree with the reviews, this tomatos are really sweet. My garden is half sun so didn't get as many fruit as a friend of my who's balconay is in full sun. Same excellent quality though. five out six seeds germinated.

  4. Suncherry Premium

    By Brian Gare 08-08-2011

    This is the tastiest tomato I have ever grown. Germination was 100% and the tomatoes cropped well and looked good - shiny and bright red. Just like good tomatoes should be. Try grilling them - the taste is out of this world. Even better than when eaten raw.

  5. Poor germination

    By Penny Down 03-01-2011

    Fantastic tomatoes, sweet, juicy, plentiful - but of my six seeds only two germinated, so that was disappointing. Should I buy two packets this year? Hmmm. Rather expensive. Decisions decisions.

  6. suncherry

    By keith widdows 20-11-2010

    best ever A1++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

  7. Suncherry Premium F1 Hybrid

    By Paul Barrington 29-09-2010

    These are the best tomatoes you'll ever taste! Better than the most expensive Waitrose cherry tom. They also produce a huge crop. I didnt even use feed and had top results. Also I had 8 seeds in the packet, not sure if this is the norm though.

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