Mini, sweet yellow, pear shaped cherry tomatoes with up to 80 fruits per truss. Tomato 'Ildi' is a cordon variety that naturally stops growing at 150-180cm (5-6') carrying 3-4 trusses per plant. Trusses keep well and can be picked, hung in a cool garage, and kept for weeks without the fruit dropping. Perfect for containers or planters in the greenhouse or on the patio, but can also be planted in a sunny spot in the garden. Height: 180cm (72"). Spread: 50cm (20").
Patio, Kitchen Garden, Greenhouse
Up to 180cm (70.9in)
Up to 50cm (19.7in)
Easy for all
Easy for all
1 Packet (25 Tomato Seeds) (TT00404)
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.
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 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 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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From reading reviews my expectations were probably too high. My hopes were raised initially as they were quite vigorous and produced quite a large crop. However the fruit was very disappointing, being quite dry and with poor flavour. I grew them at two sites, some in a greenhouse and some in a polytunnel along with Gardeners Delight. I will be sticking with Gardeners Delight next year.
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Success again 2013-08-30
This is the third year I have grown these, 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.II have never lost Ildi to blight With these and Ferline I have the perfect combination to completely supply me with tomatos from August to December and Ildi until February. Thank you very much.
CUTE LITTLE TOMATO WITH GOOD FLAVOR 2012-11-21
Planted both Ildi and Snowberry late (June) in pots from started seedlings a friend gave me. Humid weather and then an extreme heatwave kept my potted tomatoes from doing well. The potted Snowberry never gave fruit at all but the potted Ildi squeaked out about 5 little tomatoes before the heatwave interfered. Will plant again because the taste was nice in a salad.
excellent variety 2012-11-05
These are an excellent tomato. In 2011 I lost all my other tomatoes with blight which swept through the crop in 24 hours. I grew Ildi in pots and moved the pots into the unheated greenhouse. A few leaves and fruits went brown but not many. I kept them in the green house until heavy frosts started. I then cut the plants off at the root and hung them up indoors as is drying flowers. I used the last tomatoes in March. Thoroughly recommend them.