Solanum lycopersicum 'Gardener's delight'

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Tomato
Gardener's delight
Tomato Gardeners Delight.jpg
Scientific Classification
Species: Solanum lycopersicum
Heirloom
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Hybrid
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Open pol
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Gardener's delight are an indeterminate variety of tomato. They are a popular variety producing a large number of cherry sized red tomatoes on long trusses.

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Sowing Time (Indoors for greenhouse crop)
Sowing Time (Indoors for outdoor crop)
Transplanting Time
Harvest Time

Growing[edit]

Main article: Tomato - Growing

Sowing[edit]

Sow indoors from January to March for greenhouse crops, March to April for outdoor crops. Sow thinly in pots or trays of seed compost, cover with a fine layer of compost. Firm gently and keep moist. Keep at approximately 15-20°C (60-68°F). Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days.[1]

Transplanting[edit]

When plants reach a height of 15cm (6in) transplant to individual pots and keep at approximately 15°C (60°F).

Greenhouse[edit]

Transplant to growing positions April-May.[1]

Outdoor[edit]

Stand outside for a few days in late May (avoid frosts). Transplant to a sunny spot outside.[1]

Aftercare[edit]

Pinch out side shoots regularly and growing tips once 5-6 trusses have set. Apply a liquid feed every 2-3 weeks when first trusses have set.[1]

Harvest[edit]

Once fruit is fully ripened.

References[edit]

  1. a b c d (2009). Tomato, gardener's delight - Seed Packet. Wilkinsons. Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
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Tomato varieties
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