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Tomato 'Maskotka'

Solanum lycopersicum L.

Half-hardy Annual

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A dwarf bush variety that has been specially bred for growing in baskets and containers, with cascading stems that fall gently over the sides of their pots. Tomato 'Maskotka' produces a heavy crop of bite sized cherry tomatoes weighing 25-35g (1-1¼oz) each, with a delicious sweet flavour. The fruits of this compact variety have good resistance to cracking whether they are grown under glass or outdoors. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

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:
patio, kitchen garden, greenhouse, conservatory
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Sowing Months:
February, March, April
full sun
    • 1 packet (15 tomato seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £2.39

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 tomato plants are well grown, transplant into baskets and containers. When all risk of frost has passed gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before positioning baskets outdoors in a sheltered position in full sun.

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. Dwarf bush varieties do not require staking or side shooting.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.

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  1. The easiest tomato plant to grow....

    By Rhys Jaggar 11-09-2013

    I grew Maskotka in 2013 after a recommendation from a Tomato Guru and have been delighted with the results. Despite only sowing on April 19th, fruit harvest commenced in the first week of August growing the plant outdoors and by September 3rd, 100 fully ripened fruit had been harvested and a second wave of 50 further fruit were well developed. We still have the plant outside hoping to complete the harvest. The plant does need regular water and appears to drink more than other strains I grew this year. Given the speed that this strain produced tomatoes, we will try early sowing next year to see how early a crop we can get. A perfect plant for novices or those who simply want a few cherry tomatoes on the salad plate each summer.

  2. Best ever and trouble-free!

    By M Williams 09-08-2013

    I have always grown a few dwarf bush tomato plants from seed in containers over the years but these are the best ever. Plants grow strong and flowers plentiful. Apart from regular watering and feeding they are no trouble at all. I have been picking these tomatoes throughout July and August and I am sure they will go on producing through September. The fruits are an even size, sweet flavoured and a lovely bright red inside and out. Plants seem to remain healthy. I do agree with the other review that plants are taller and wider than stated in description. This is the only tomato I will grow from now on as I am so impressed.

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