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Tomato 'Alicante'

Solanum lycopersicum L.

Half-hardy Annual

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Tomato ‘Alicante’ produces an excellent crop of medium sized fleshy fruits full of delicious flavour. It is quite versatile as it will thrive in grow bags, soil, outdoors or under glass. If space is limited or you have only a balcony this is not an issue as they grow well in containers. Companion planting: Try growing tomatoes with French marigolds to deter whitefly, and basil, chives or mint to deter aphids and other pests. Height 200cm (78in) and spread 50cm (20in).

Height Up to 200cm (78in)
Spread Up to 50cm (20in)

Half-hardy Annual

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6 peat-free jumbo plugs plants (KC1547)
1 x peat-free 9cm potted tomato plant (KC3195)
3 x peat-free 9cm potted tomato plants (KC3196)
3 peat-free jumbo plug plants (KC7440)

Pot up, and grow tomato plants on in warm frost free conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days.

Choose a sheltered position in full sun on fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil, and transplant at a distance of 60cm (24") apart. Alternatively grow tomatoes in patio bags and containers in good quality compost such as John Innes No. 2. Drive a (5') cane into the soil adjacent to each plant to support them as they grow, and tie each main stem to its support with soft garden twine.

Water tomato plants frequently, to keep the compost evenly moist. Feed tomatoes regularly with a high potash plant food once the first truss of fruit has formed.


Tie the main stems to their supports and remove any sideshoots that develop between the main stem and the leaf stems. Once the plant has produced 6 or 7 trusses, pinch out the top of the main stem. This process of "sideshooting" and "stopping" will increase the availability of light and air movement around the developing fruit, and focus the plants energy on producing a good crop of high quality tomatoes. Tomatoes can be harvested as they ripen from July to September.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £5.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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