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Tomato 'Solena Red' (grafted)

Solanum lycopersicum L.

Half-hardy Annual

  • Expect a massive increase in yields – up to 75%
  • Longer cropping season – plants fruit earlier in spring and crop later into autumn
  • Hardier to outdoor conditions – you can grow traditional greenhouse crops outside
  • Better tolerance to soil pests and diseases – no need for growbags – plant straight in the ground
A sweet cherry variety with extra vigour, producing long trusses of fruits so sweet it garners the nick name 'Nectar Cherry'. The heavy, uniform trusses match the visuals of 'premium' supermarket vine tomatoes but outstrip them in terms of flavour. Grow your own premium cherry tomatoes with the added insurance against disease that comes with our grafted vegetables. . Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20").

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden, greenhouse
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Position:
full sun
    • 1 x 7cm potted grafted tomato plant

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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.


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