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Tomato 'Sweet Aperitif'Solanum lycopersicum L.

Just £0.99

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.
4 Reviews

500 super sweet tomatoes from just one plant!

1 packet (10 tomato seeds)Save £2.00 £2.99 £0.99 Despatch: by Monday
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With its multi branching habit, 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").


Why not try our money saving sweetest tomato duo collection - 1 packet each of Sweet Aperitif and Sungold


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, Conservatory

Half-hardy

Full sun

Up to 200cm (78.7in)

Up to 50cm (19.7in)

Easy for all

Easy for all

1 Packet (10 Tomato Seeds) (TT38816)

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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 October.

For greenhouse cultivation: sow from February to April.

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 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

Tomato Swet aperitif 2016-08-17

Grown these along with a few other varieties this year, thought I'd do some comparisons. They have a nice sweet flavour but alongside Suncherry, which I've grown for the first time this year, I don't rate them quite as good. Although they crop well I find the fruits a bit small.

T&M replied on 2016-08-17: Thank you very much for your review. We do appreciate your feedback on our 'Sweet Aperitif' Tomatoes, and the time taken to provide us with your comments.

Tomato Sweet Aperitif Best flavoured of all 2015-08-09

Wonderful sweet flavour, heavy cropper, fruit the size of marbles. Put these in a bowl and everybody eats them like grapes. Grandchildren love them. A real winner.

T&M replied on 2015-09-09: Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am glad to hear that you have been happy with your order. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

Tomato Sweet Aperitif 2015-02-08

I have been a little disappointed in the past when trying bite sized tomatoes but these have changed my mind. I am totally hooked. They are absolutely gorgeous and the yield is fantastic too!. Thanks Derek Cooper

T&M replied on 2015-08-03: Thank you very much for your email. I am glad to hear of the success with your seeds. I hope we can continue to be of service to you.

replacement packet better 2014-03-20

thanks for the replacement. 2nd packet had 14 seeds and 11 have germinated. Guess the first pack was a one off 'dud'

T&M replied on 2014-03-24: Thank you for your review. I am glad the second packet has had a higher germination rate.

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