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Tomato 'Sweet Aperitif'

Solanum lycopersicum

Half-hardy Annual

  • NEW in 2013

Cordon

With its multi branching habit, this red skinned cherry tomato produces excellent yields of delicious, bite sized fruits. Tomato ‘Sweet Aperitif’ has a high sugar content and just the right amount of acidity which combine beautifully for a sweet, but refreshing flavour. This cordon variety can be grown in the greenhouse, or in a sheltered, sunny spot outdoors. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20").


Chempak Tomato Food
Tomato plants are greedy feeders, requiring a continuous supply of nourishment. Chempak Tomato Food is specifically formulated with essential nutrients, in the correct balance, for heavier cropping of top quality fruit.


Tomato Auto Waterers
Growing tomatoes in growbags is undoubtedly the best way to grow them, but consistent watering can be a problem, particularly during hot weather. Not any more - thanks to these handy collars. Simply place the collar around the young tomato plants at the time of planting. Each clear plastic collar will form a reservoir to reduce water run-off, ensuring that your plants are consistently fed and watered, and avoiding inconsistent cropping and damaged fruit.

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden, greenhouse, conservatory
Flowering Period:
July, August, September, October
Position:
full sun
    • Chempak Tomato Food 1kg

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    • Tomato Auto Waterers x 5

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    • Tomato Auto Waterers x 10

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Pot up, and grow tomato plants on in warm frost free conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days.


Choose a sheltered position in full sun on fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil, and transplant at a distance of 60cm (24") apart. Alternatively grow tomatoes in patio bags and containers in good quality compost such as John Innes No. 2. 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.

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