Tomato 'Sweet Aperitif'Solanum lycopersicum L.

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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500 super sweet tomatoes from just one plant!

Voted by gardeners as the sweetest tomato ever!

Veg Expert, Colin recommends: for masses of tasty, sweet tomatoes over several months, both Sungold and Sweet Aperitif are truly hard to beat

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Height Up to 200cm (78.7in)
Spread Up to 50cm (19.7in)

Half-hardy Annual

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Description

With its multi branching fruit trusses, this red skinned cherry tomato produces excellent yields of delicious, bite sized fruits. Each fruit weighs approximately 12g and when grown in the greenhouse over a long period, up to 500 thin-skinned, shiny red cherry fruits are produced per plant - that's about 6kg (13 lbs)! Tomato 'Sweet Aperitif' has a high sugar content and just the right amount of acidity which combine beautifully for a sweet, but refreshing flavour. This cordon variety can be grown in the greenhouse, or in a sheltered, 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.

The Gardening Essentials Grow Kit (100g incredicrop®, 3 tomato waterers & growing bag) is the perfect add on for giving your tomatoes the best start.

Useful links:

How to grow tomatoes ? How to stop blight ?Tomato selector guide
Press Release: The sweetest tomato you’ll ever taste - or your money back

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.


3 Tomato 'Sweet Aperitif' plants + Gardening Essentials Grow Kit (100g incredicrop®, 3 tomato waterers & 1 growing bag) (KA9918)
3 x 8.5cm potted tomato plants (KA9203)
1 x 8.5cm potted tomato plants (KA9202)
6 tomato Postiplug plants (KA1147)
3 tomato Postiplug plants (KA1146)
6 tomato Postiplug plants + 6 growing supports (KA1111)
3 tomato Postiplug plants + 3 growing supports (KA1110)

How to Grow

Pot up, and grow tomato plants on in warm frost free conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days.


Choose a sheltered position in full sun on fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil, and transplant at a distance of 60cm (24") apart. Alternatively grow tomatoes in patio bags and containers in good quality compost such as John Innes No. 2. 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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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.

Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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