A 'potato-leaved' variety that produces excellent crops of particularly tasty, medium sized tomatoes. The rounded, rich red fruits attain average weights of 75g (2½oz) and are especially well flavoured when cultivated outdoors, but can be grown in the greenhouse if preferred. Tomato 'Tamina' is best grown as a cordon but will require minimal training and side shooting. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20").
Patio, Kitchen Garden, Greenhouse
Up to 200cm (78.7in)
Up to 50cm (19.7in)
Easy for all
Easy for all
1 Packet (95 Tomato Seeds) (TX00506)
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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excellent for outdoor 2016-08-29
First time I have grown this variety. I grow outside in pots. I have had a massive crop. They coped the best out all all varieties I grew when we had a very cold windy night early in the season. Seemed pretty blight resistant as well. Will definitely grow these again
T&M replied on 2016-08-30: 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. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.
Indoors or Out 2015-07-28
I have grown this variety for several years here in Kent UK and it is very reliable, both in the greenhouse and outdoors. Sowing indoors in early February means that we get a few early ripe tomatoes by mid to end June and are still eating the last outdoor tomatoes that have been ripened indoors up to mid December. The flavour is good and the fruits mostly medium sized. They produce in vast quantities and do not seem liable to blossom end rot. I have only grown the most common varieties before and am not a very experienced gardener but I do best with these in both grow bags and pots, indoors or out.
T&M replied on 2015-07-28: Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you are happy with your order. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.
VERY GOOD AND EARLY 2010-03-10
An excellent variety that grows well and sets early trusses. Good size medium red fruit with large trusses. Juicy and flavourful. Grows well indoors or out with distinctive potato type leaves