The best sauce variety!
The very best of the plum tomatoes, this famous Italian heirloom variety has been grown by connoisseurs for over a century. The low water content makes it perfect for cooking, adding rich flavour to passatas, pasta sauces and pizzas. It grows indoors or out, although you'll ripen the fruit more reliably with the warmth of a greenhouse.
- The best sauce variety, favoured by Michelin chefs and home cooks across the world
(Cordon variety - one stem grown by pinching off side-shoots as they appear, needs staking and tying in.)
Plum Tomatoes - Selected for their sweet, firm flesh, high protein levels, low water content and few seeds ... the perfect sauce tomatoes since the sauce thickens naturally and needs less cooking time to evaporate off excess moisture.
Resistance to Disease:True
Plug or Potted Plant:Plug
If Plug Small, Medium or Large:Large
Aftercare - Easy:True
Aftercare - Moderate:False
Aftercare - High:False
RHS Award of Garden Merit:False
Vegetables recommended by the NIAB:False
Award Winners in Fleuroselect Trials:False
Likes Acidic Soil:False
Beds & Borders:True
Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:True
Prefers Full Sun:True
Grows in Sun or Shade:True
On Arrival - Remove the plants from the box as soon as they arrive and check that the compost is adequately moist, watering if necessary with tepid water. Leave them on a shaded windowsill or in a greenhouse for a few hours to settle before further handling, ensuring a frost-free non-draughty situation. Potting On - These plants should be potted on as soon as possible, but they will keep quite well for 2–3 days if necessary, provided they are kept in a warm light place and are not allowed to dry out. Use 10cm (4") pots and a good quality moist proprietary compost and set the plants so that the top of the root ball is level with the compost surface. After potting, give a thorough watering, but thereafter take care to avoid overwet conditions, particularly as the young plants become re-established. Grow on in a light, humid position, and maintain an initial temperature of 16–18˚C (60–65˚F).
Ideal for beds and borders, patio pots and containers, greenhouses. Grows well in sun or shade. Use tomato feed every 4 weeks or half strength with every watering.