A dwarf bush variety that has been specially bred for growing in baskets and containers, with cascading stems that fall gently over the sides of their pots. Tomato 'Maskotka' produces a heavy crop of bite sized cherry tomatoes weighing 25-35g (1-1 1/4oz) each, with a delicious sweet flavour. The fruits of this compact variety have good resistance to cracking whether they are grown under glass or outdoors. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
Patio, Kitchen Garden, Greenhouse, Conservatory
1 Packet (15 Tomato Seeds) (TT00853)
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.
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.
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A Perennial in My Garden 2017-03-16
Having tried a number of basket tomatoes, I fortunately stumbled upon Maskotka five years ago, and I've just sown Maskotka seeds, bought from you, for my sixth time. Loveliest flavour; the sugar/acid balance is just to my taste. Cracking tomatoes which don't crack!
T&M replied on 2017-03-16: 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.
Best tomato ever 2015-12-30
Grew these in 2015, some in the greenhouse in a hanging basket and 12cm pots which produced ripe fruit in late June. Some in a raised bed in a fruit cage which kept on producing. I picked my last ripe tomato in MID NOVEMBER! Yes I do live in the UK. PJL Cheshire
T&M replied on 2015-12-31: Thank you very much for your review. I am very pleased that you have been happy with your purchase and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. You've had a bumper crop! I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.
The easiest tomato plant to grow.... 2013-11-09
I grew Maskotka in 2013 after a recommendation from a Tomato Guru and have been delighted with the results. Despite only sowing on April 19th, fruit harvest commenced in the first week of August growing the plant outdoors and by September 3rd, 100 fully ripened fruit had been harvested and a second wave of 50 further fruit were well developed. We still have the plant outside hoping to complete the harvest. The plant does need regular water and appears to drink more than other strains I grew this year. Given the speed that this strain produced tomatoes, we will try early sowing next year to see how early a crop we can get. A perfect plant for novices or those who simply want a few cherry tomatoes on the salad plate each summer.
Best ever and trouble-free! 2013-09-08
I have always grown a few dwarf bush tomato plants from seed in containers over the years but these are the best ever. Plants grow strong and flowers plentiful. Apart from regular watering and feeding they are no trouble at all. I have been picking these tomatoes throughout July and August and I am sure they will go on producing through September. The fruits are an even size, sweet flavoured and a lovely bright red inside and out. Plants seem to remain healthy. I do agree with the other review that plants are taller and wider than stated in description. This is the only tomato I will grow from now on as I am so impressed.
Success every time! 2013-06-06
Maskotka is perfect even for the novice tomato-grower. They germinate easily, grow quickly, and give bountyfull harvests. I sow mine in late February (all seeds germinate within 2-3 days), and this year they were sizeable adult plants with plenty of flowers by early May. Now, in early June, in a sunny, sheltered spot on my balcony, they are full of tomatoes, which I expect will be ripe by the end of the month. And they are constantly producing new flowers. They do not need any special care: A sunny windowsill, a bit of warmth, plenty of water and a slow-release pelleted fertiliser is all they get from me. They thrive even though they live in Norway (not a lot of sunlight in their formative months, and not a lot of heat during adulthood), are the first of my tomatoes to crop, and the plants look pretty much like the pictures! The only "bad" thing to say about Maskotka is that my bushes are more like 60 cm (24 inches) in height and spread than the 30 cm (12 inches) indicated.