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Tomato 'Ferline' F1 Hybrid

Solanum lycopersicum L.

Half-hardy Annual

 Customer Rating
  • Blight resistant

Cordon

Could this be the answer to many gardeners' prayers? In recent trials Tomato 'Ferline' has shown impressive blight tolerance in a garden situation, and resistance to fusarium and verticillium wilt. A useful variety for outdoor cultivation in even the wet summers! Grow these vigorous, indeterminate plants as cordons either under glass or outdoors, to produce heavy crops of deep red fruits of up to 150gm (5oz) in weight, with a very good flavour. 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 (15 tomato seeds)

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    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
    • £2.99

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. Ferline Favourite

    By martin turtle 07-04-2014

    Not just a huge amount of good sized tomatoes grown outside these and Orkado both had excellent flavour. We had to give fruit away and buy an extra freezer.All who tasted them agreed that they were some of the best tomatoes they had ever had. I have re-ordered Ferline and Orkado again this year.

    Natalie
    08-04-2014

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

  2. Fantastic Ferline

    By beryl clalmpton 30-08-2013

    This is the first year I have grown these, always having grown Amateur and Gardeners Delight and continually losing them to blight. For the past two years I have grown Ildi which are fantastic, especially as I grow them in pots, take them indoors at the beginning of the winter and keep picking until February. This year I grew Ferline in the greenhouse and outside as well and they were fantastic. With these and Ildi I have the perfect combination to completely supply me with tomatos from August to December and Ildi until February. Thank you very much.

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