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Tomato 'Orkado' F1 HybridSolanum lycopersicum L.

Just £2.99

Half-Hardy Annual
What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.
3 Reviews
1 packet (8 tomato seeds) £2.99 Despatch: within 24 hours
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This superb outdoor cordon variety is perfect for growing in unpredictable British summers. The trusses of Tomato 'Orkado' are early to ripen, bearing an average of 8 round, deep red fruits per truss. The firm, well-flavoured, medium sized fruits, each weighing up to 140g (5oz), resist splitting and are ideal for slicing. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20").


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


Patio, Kitchen Garden

Half-hardy

Full sun

Up to 200cm (78.7in)

Up to 50cm (19.7in)

Easy for all

Easy for all

1 Packet (8 Tomato Seeds) (TT00050)

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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 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 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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Reviews

Orkado forever 2014-07-04

Grew these and Ferline last year. They were both superb. Orkado had larger fruit but very similar in most other ways to Ferline. Orkado had loads of 4 to 5 oz fruit quite a few 6oz and I also had a 9oz , 10oz, and even 11oz beauty. Even these whoppers had the same fantastic flavour. Orkado is a must have plant for me from now on

T&M replied on 2014-04-08: Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.

One of the best I've ever grown! 2012-10-27

Excellent variety, really strong growth with lots of medium sized fruit with great flavour. I shall grow this every year from now on.

Orkado -The best tomato I've grown 2012-10-22

I thought I would try this new variety along with other old favourites for 2012. Such a changeable Summer didn't suit the others some didn't even try to ripen outside or in the greenhouse. Orkado grew as strong plants,made large fruits and is still producing a steady supply. Nice skins, good for salads, sandwiches and cooking. Congratulations on this tomato.