tomato 'Alicante'

tomato

approx 75 seeds £0.99 £0.79 Buy
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil

    A good all-rounder, very reliable and productive with big trusses of medium-sized fruit with a pleasantly sweet flavour. They're early to mature, so you'll be guaranteed a crop even in less-than-perfect summers. That also makes it a good bet for growing outside – though with the shelter of a greenhouse you'll be even more certain of ripening your crop.

  • Growing Instructions:Sow in a frost-free greenhouse or windowsill, potting on seedlings individually as they grow. Once all danger of frost has passed, plant into greenhouse borders or into growbags, or harden plants off and plant outside in rich soil in a sunny spot. Tie in to supports and pinch out side shoots: keep well-watered and feed weekly once flowers form. When plants reach the roof of the greenhouse, pinch out the growing tip above the top truss so the plant concentrates on ripening fruit rather than growing greenery.

  • Sow: January-March

  • Harvest: July-October

  • Approximate quantity: 75 seeds.

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  • Q:

    Tomato trouble!

    Hi, Can you get blossom end rot on both ends of the tomato? Mine seem to be going soft at the joined end and then dropping off Thanks love Julie
    Asked on 7/28/2009 by Julie Losh

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    • A:

      Hello Julie, Blossom end rot will only affect the bottom of the tomato, so I suspect yours are suffering from something else. They are prone to a number of things that will make the fruits rot, so I am not really sure what might be causing this with yours. I would remove all the damaged tomatoes as quickly as possible and keep an eye on the watering and air circulation. I'm sorry not to be more help. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 7/29/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
  • Q:

    Tomatoes not ripening?

    Hi there, I wonder if you can help. This year I am growing the tomato variety "Shirley" in the greenhouse. They are very healthy and laden with fruit, but they are not ripening. Regards. Kate
    Asked on 7/17/2009 by kate roberts

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello Kate, There is something called Dry Set, which means the growth of the tomatoes stops when they are still very small. This is brought about by the air being too hot and dry when pollination is taking place, and the best way to cure this is to mist the plants with water twice a day - in the morning and evening.

      Answered on 7/17/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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