I brought one single plant from the garden centre called 'Bell boy'. It's as tough as an old boot and crop well into November. Worth trying for its shape and it perhaps fits the colder climate up north.
Never heard of that variety - will have to keep a look out
Red Alert for me, i have read good write ups on it. Kings Seeds stock it, £1.45 for 25 seeds
Never be scared to try new (to you varieties) - this year I am trialling 30 heritage varieties that I have purchased from around the World, as well as the usual 30+ varieties we grow. And then on the 28th July we and our customers will decide what's worth growing...Forthcoming Events
i am growing a a cherry pear yellow variety I have used them before and are really sweet great for salalds
I'm growing sungold again, as loved them last year.
Also tigarella, which was v successful for us a few years back.
Also picked up some black cherry and black russian seeds, so will try those too!
I'm sticking with my tried and tested varieties - Gardeners Delight and Moneymaker. I did get a packet of Maskota free with a magazine and might try them out.
I managed to get hold of some seeds of 'Amish Paste' which is supposed to be good for sauces/ketchups. They are now in the propagator but I've no idea where I'm going to put all the tomato plants once they get going. Was only going to grow 6 or 8 plants this year but so far 16 seeds have germinated with another 6 in the prop and I haven't finished sowing yet!!
Good job my neighbours like tomatoes.
mamande is a nice tomato to grow l tried them for the fist time last year they are large enough to cut up for the buirgers you grill on the bbq and go a long way
This year I'm growing:
Red Alert (v. prolific last year)
Sweetpea Currant (not grown before)
Mexican Midget (not grown before)
I've got some seedlings growing happily in the conservatory. Not sure how they will fare when we go away in May for 2 weeks - some will go to stay with my mother-in-law, but any that are too big will have to make do with the ministrations of my neighbour. I haven't got a greenhouse so they will all be grown outside except for a few I will squeeze into the conservatory, but the sweet peppers take priority over toms for the limited space in the conservatory.
Everyone seems to be growing Red Alert this year - think I'll have to give it a try