tomato (standard) 'Alicante'
tomato or Solanum lycopersicum 'Alicante'
(shipped within 2-3 working days)
- approx 75 seeds
- Next / named day
- 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. Restrict the plant to six trusses for better quality fruits.
- Sow: January-March
- Harvest: July-October
- Approximate quantity: 75 seeds.