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Tomato 'Red Alert'

Solanum lycopersicum L.

Half-hardy Annual

Basket/ Container.

You can expect weights of 4-5lb (1.8-2.25kg) of delicious tomatoes per bush from this compact, heavy yielding outdoor tomato. The fruit of cherry tomato 'Red Alert' are smaller than average but have a vastly superior flavour. This quick maturing variety ripens early before the blight has a chance to strike and is easy to grow with no side shooting needed. This bush variety is perfect for growing in containers outdoors, but can also be grown in the greenhouse if required. Height and spread: 45cm (18”).


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
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Sowing Months:
February, March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (30 tomato seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 3 days
    • £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 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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Reviews
  1. RED ALERT TOMATO my favourite!

    By David Meek 11-03-2011

    I've grown this outdoor bush variety for about 15 years now and find it idiot-proof! No matter what the summer, it always ripens (except one soaking wet year when it got blight). I grow it in the soil in rows, either side of which are wooden supports for trailling wires, over which I can drape the trusses. If trusses lie on the ground they get slug damage. I aim to grow an excess of fruit so I can make my own tomato soup, which I freeze for consumption in the winter.

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