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Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Alicante tomato’

Tomato

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Features

  • Height0.3m to 2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Alicante tomato’ (Tomato). A red tomato about 5cm across good flavour grown indoors or outdoors. Fruits have a good shape; heavy crop of attractive fruits which ripen well.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Vegetable or Fruit

Origin

Americas, Spain

Interest and use

Greenhouse, culinary

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will require a long, warm growing season. You will need to plant in fertile, well-drained soil. Cordon varieties will need staking. Harvesting may start in mid-summer and end in early autumn, depending on whether they are grown outside, or in protected environments.

Propagation

Sow seeds from as early as mid-winter in a heated propagator, to early spring, under glass.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Greenfly, whitefly, red spider mites, mosaic virus and bacterial wilt.

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