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Lycopersicon esculentum ‘The Amateur bush tomato’

Bush tomato

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Features

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

Description

Lycopersicon esculentum ‘The Amateur bush tomato’ (Bush tomato). This variety produces a heavy crop of medium sized tomatoes.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Vegetable or Fruit

Other common names

Tomato

Origin

Americas, Spain

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • 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

Red spider mites, white-fly, caterpillars and grey mould.

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