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Tomato 'Indigo Cherry Drops'

Solanum lycopersicum L

Half-hardy Annual

Cordon

  • Vast improvement on Indigo Rose
  • Better yield, bigger fruits, stronger habit
  • High levels of healthy anthocyanins

All the health benefits of Indigo Rose but with better yields, bigger fruits and better flavour! Each 30g fruit from Indigo Cherry Drops is packed with anthocyanins thanks to the purple skin blushing. And you'll get masses more fruits compared to semi-bush type Indigo Rose thanks to a true vigorous cordon habit. A pale purple blush appears early on unripe green fruit, turning to rich purple with a reddish base when ripe. Sweeter than Indigo Rose with a better balance of acidity to boot - if you are looking for a decorative variety with high flavour and strong garden performance, look no further! Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20").

Ideal For:
kitchen garden, greenhouse, conservatory
Flowering Period:
July, August, September, October
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (6 tomato seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £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 October.

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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