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Tomato 'Romello' F1 Hybrid

Solanum lycopersicum L.

Half-hardy Annual


Basket/ Container.

The first of its kind - an outdoor cherry plum tomato with exceptional late blight resistance! Tomato 'Romello' produces long clusters of deliciously sweet fruits that show good resistance to cracking. The plentiful crops grow towards the outside of the plant for a particularly easy harvest. This superb determinate bush variety is easy to grow, and won't even need side shooting. An excellent choice for growing in baskets, window boxes and containers on the patio. Height and spread: 30cm (12"). 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:
July, August, September, October
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (6 tomato seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £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 heated glasshouse tomato plants may be transplanted at the end of May or when the first flowers are showing, if earlier. Allow 1 plant per 12 inch basket, or one per 25cm (10") - 30cm (12") container.


When growing tomatoes in baskets or patio pots 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.

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.

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. Superb tomato

    By Bruce Cox 13-10-2015

    I planted 6 seeds, all 6 germinated. I grew 4 in greenhouse and 2 outside. It is now mid October and all 6 are still fruiting albeit slowly but what a crop I have had absolutely brilliant. In one week I picked over 1300 beautiful cherry tomatoes. My wife thinks I'm sad for counting them but hey ho. Will definitely be buying again for next year.

    Ryan
    14-10-2015

    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with this product. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

  2. Fantastically Adictive!

    By Christine Nolan 16-08-2015

    Best ever tasting tomato I have grown. Once tasted never forgotten. Loads of fruit and easily grown. Just perfection for salads. What else can I say?

    Richard
    16-08-2015

    Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful review. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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