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Tomato 'Rosada' F1 HybridSolanum lycopersicum L.

Just £3.49

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.
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Cordon

Cordon tomato 'Rosada' has slightly larger oval-shaped fruit than the popular variety 'Santa', with a more pronounced calyx, a slightly thinner skin, and with much better resistance to fruit splitting. For an exceptional flavour, these delicious cherry tomatoes have a high sugar and high acid content to give that real tomato taste. Expect abundant crops from this superb variety. Tomato 'Rosada' is best for the greenhouse, but will also grow in a sunny spot outdoors. 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


Kitchen Garden, Greenhouse

Half-hardy

Full sun

Up to 200cm (78.7in)

Up to 50cm (19.7in)

Easy for all

Easy for all

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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 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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Reviews

Excellent outdoors too 2014-01-01

I have grown these outdoors for the past two years with excellent results. Even in the wet summer of 2012 I had a decent crop of delicious tasting fruit. The green fruit was picked at the end of the season and ripened very successfully in a dark drawer. Excellent flavour and firm texture.

A burst of sugar! 2013-02-09

Have grown these for the past 3 years. Delicious in salads. Roasted in the oven for a short time they produce an exceptional burst of sugar in your mouth.

Excellent salad tomato 2012-08-15

Grown this variety for 3 years now. Excellent flavour, handy bite sized too, at least 20 tomatoes per truss. Hard to resist a quick taste with every visit to the greenhouse. Quite a spindley plant with open foliage so you can grow them quite close together for increased crop. I grow two plants in 15 litre bucket with 4-5 trusses per plant.

Best taste yet 2011-07-27

This is the best tasting variety that i have ever grown, it grows well and produces masses of beautiful fruits. Have won prizes with it. It is now a staple in my garden.