Specially bred for growing in containers, Tomato 'Vilma' is a compact bush variety reaching 60cm (24") tall. This compact plant produces a heavy crop of sweet and juicy, cherry tomatoes each weighing 20g (0.7oz) over a long picking period. Tomato 'Vilma' is easy to grow in the greenhouse or outdoors and will not require side shooting or training. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
Patio, Kitchen Garden, Greenhouse, Conservatory
1 Packet (20 Tomato Seeds) (TM00743)
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. Bush tomatoes may require staking but no sideshooting is required.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. Bush tomatoes may require staking but no sideshooting is required.
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Lovely tomatoes 2014-08-22
I grew these in 14" hanging baskets this year and so far they've given me masses of sweet fruit from June onward, and it looks like they will be going strong for a little while longer. I will definitely be growing them again next year!
T&M replied on 2014-08-22: Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.
Great taste 2012-12-09
Will grow these again grew to a foot with sweet red toms
Great for small spaces 2011-08-20
I dont have a lot of room and having bought other varieties over the years they have always ended up too big despite been for tubs. However Vilma has grown into a nice compact plant with profusions of fruit. Next year I will grow only Vilma, truly perfect for tubs and small greenhouses.