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Tomato 'Tumbling Tom' Collection

Solanum lycopersicum L.

Half-hardy Annual

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Tomatoes 'Tumbling Tom Red' and 'Tumbling Tom Yellow' produce abundant early crops of sweet and juicy cherry tomatoes throughout summer. These compact bush varieties have a naturally trailing habit that will cascade over the sides of baskets, containers and windowboxes. With no side shooting or training required, these tomatoes are easy to grow both outdoors and under glass. 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
Position:
full sun
    • 2 packets - 1 of each variety (30 seeds in total)

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    • Despatch: By end of June 2014
    • £4.99

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. It's me again!

    By Peter Humphrey 12-09-2012

    Here we are 12th September and both red and yellow cropping well. The big plus is that despite having a touch of blight in the greenhouse. These have remained untouched. They have proved to be a point of admiration from a neighbour whose tomato crop was devestated by blight and I gather is going to try these next year. I already have my seeds for next year and am hoping for a warmer summer!.

  2. Some sunshine needed

    By Peter Humphrey 14-05-2012

    My second year of growing this variety,last year was brilliant, this year the trusses are already laden with tomatoes , all I need now is some sunshine! These are incredibly hardy and sturdy given the amount of rain and fluctuating temperatures they have endured over the last couple of weeks. These are already on next years shopping list. Well done T & M

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