Previously a commercial glasshouse variety, Tomato 'Ferline' is a popular choice for growing under glass but may also be grown outdoors. This full flavoured F1 cultivar produces heavy crops of deep red fruits of up to 150gm (5oz) in weight. With good resistance to verticillum and fusarium wilt, grow these vigorous, indeterminate plants under glass for the best crops. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20").
Kitchen Garden, Greenhouse
1 Packet (12 Tomato Seeds) (TT00899)
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.
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.
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Works for me 2016-08-31
The only tomato that consistently works on our blight-infested allotments. And it tastes great.
T&M replied on 2016-08-31: Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.
Blight hits 2016-03-08
I am growing Ferline tomatoes in my greenhouse and at my allotment plot along with Mountain Magic and Fandango. At present tomatoes in my greenhouse are free of blight but at my allotment plot, potato blight has struck. As usual this has led to tomato blight and all my Ferline tomatoes and Fandango tomatoes have been destroyed by blight. Mountain Magic tomatoes are still ok at present so will review them later once I see if they survive.
T&M replied on 2016-08-03: Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer Care Department at email@example.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to look in to this further for you.
This is the first time for many years that my tomatoes have not succumbed to blight. What's more, Ferline grows well, produces a large quantity of good-sized tomatoes and the flavour is exceptional.
T&M replied on 2015-09-10: Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am glad to hear that you have been happy with your order. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.
A great tomato 2015-09-10
After losing almost all the plants for blight I started to grow Ferline 3 years ago(OUT DOORS).It never failed me.Healthy plants with good sized and good flavoured fruits.It will always have a place in our garden.
T&M replied on 2015-10-12: Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with the results. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.
Ferline Favourite 2014-07-04
Not just a huge amount of good sized tomatoes grown outside these and Orkado both had excellent flavour. We had to give fruit away and buy an extra freezer.All who tasted them agreed that they were some of the best tomatoes they had ever had. I have re-ordered Ferline and Orkado again this year.
T&M replied on 2014-04-08: Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.
Fantastic Ferline 2013-08-30
This is the first year I have grown these, always having grown Amateur and Gardeners Delight and continually losing them to blight. For the past two years I have grown Ildi which are fantastic, especially as I grow them in pots, take them indoors at the beginning of the winter and keep picking until February. This year I grew Ferline in the greenhouse and outside as well and they were fantastic. With these and Ildi I have the perfect combination to completely supply me with tomatos from August to December and Ildi until February. Thank you very much.
Tomato Ferline 2011-09-20
I grew these in a container on the patio. The fruit are of good quality and virtually seedless and the plants are disease free but the yield has been disappointing. This may be due to the restricted growing conditions so I will try them on the allotment next year.
Tomato Ferline F1 Hybrid 2011-08-08
After growing Tomatoes for more than 40 years and never realy finding one that I could say this is the one for me' now I have. " Ferline F1 " I have grown these now for the third year, and can honestly say these are the best I have ever tasted, They have a texture and taste like no other' a firm but soft centre, but without the runny seeds you normally get, that puts a lot of people off most tomatoes, The taste is second to none, and I have yet to find anyone that has a bad word to say about Ferline. I urge people to try some, they wont be disappointed, the disease and blight resistance is a great bonus to' especially if you have had these problems before. All I can say is try some next year, you wont regret it.
Tomato Ferline 2011-02-12
I grew these tomatoes (outside) for the first time this year and got a fantastic yield - had to give away loads to our neighbours! Taste and texture of the tomatoes was excellent. The only downside was that they only ripened mid September, and I had to harvest the last of the crop green, to ripen in our conservatory, late November.
Tomato Ferline 2010-11-14
I grew 4 varieties of tomato ( 30 plants total) in my greenhouse this year and 3 of the varieties have now finished thanks to disease but the Ferline plants are still producing fruit (mid November) and look like they will do so for some time to come. Will only grow these and Sungold next year.
Tomato : Ferline F1 Hybrid 2010-10-20
The tomato for outside growing, definitely blight resistant. Large fruit with good taste, not for 'showing' as the tomatoes are not perfectly round.