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Tomato 'Mountain Magic' F1 Hybrid

Solanum lycopersicum L.

Half-hardy Annual

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For blight-free tomato growing this season look no further than Mountain Magic F1. This top-performing cordon-trained variety is ideal for sunny veg patches and borders, as well as grow bags and patio containers. Combining the rich flavour of heritage varieties with modern F1 hybrid disease resistance, this tasty tom has everything going for it!

Mountain Magic F1 is truly all-purpose - eat it from the vine, slice for salads and sandwiches, or use as a cooker or sauce base.

Not only does it have good resistance to early blight, it carries the late blight-busting Ph-2 and Ph-3 genes, giving it full protection against all current British strains including Pink6 and Blue13, the most virulent to hit UK crops. It also has in built genetic resistance to both verticillium and fusarium wilt and cracking.

To top it off you will be hard pushed to find better flavour from such a disease resistant variety. Mountain Magic F1 takes on a high sugar level from its grape tomato parentage. The smooth, uniform, evenly-coloured fruits, each weighing around 56g, have consistently been rated high in flavour compared to heritage varieties such as Brandywine.

 

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden, greenhouse
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Sowing Months:
March, April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (5 tomato seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 24 hours
    • £3.99

For greenhouse cultivation: sow from February to April.

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 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.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

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. Mountain Magic is magic

    By Jane O'Mahoney 11-03-2017

    This is the only variety that I have ever grown successfully in my garden. Even the "blight resistant" varieties all succumb to blight before the fruit is ripe. I didn't spray the plants either. This variety is a wish come true! The tomatoes taste great too and were very plentiful.

  2. What I have been waiting for in a tomato

    By Gary Diamond 02-12-2016

    These tomatoes brought back memories of when I was a child in the 60s and my grandmother used to get tomatoes from the Canaries which were firm and this size and flavour. They are firm, don't split and have a wonderful sweet flavour but not too acidic. I'd never thought I would ever taste those tomatoes again but Mountain Magic fits the bill. They were also trouble free to grow and produce a very good crop in terms of quantity indeed. Will definitely be growing these again. Only quibble is why only 5 seeds in a packet? Would like there to be more.

    Natalie
    02-12-2016

    Thank you very much for your review. I am so pleased that you have been delighted with your purchase and they bought back memories for you. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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