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Tomato 'Crimson Cherry' (Grafted)

Solanum lycopersicum L.

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?

Ideal for growing outdoors

Prolific crops of cherry-sized fruits

Superb blight resistance

Grafted plants crop up to 75% more, thanks to the best varieties being matched with the most vigorous rootstocks

Grafted rootstocks offer faster growing & stronger plants for bigger and better harvests!

Grafted plants have improved resistant to soil borne diseases

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Tomato 'Crimson Cherry' has been bred with outdoor growing in mind. This early cropping variety begins producing fruit before the worst risk of blight arrives, and after that, it tends to outgrow any infection, minimising any risk to your crop. The small cherry fruits have glossy, red skins and a sweet, juicy flesh with a superb flavour.

This grafted cordon variety is perfect for containers or planters outdoors or in the greenhouse and copes well with periods of wet weather. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20").


Companion planting: Try growing tomatoes with French marigolds to deter whitefly, and basil, chives or mint to deter aphids and other pests.



Useful links:

How to grow tomatoes?How to stop blight
Tomato selector guide?Companion Planting

Height Up to 200cm (79in)
Spread Up to 50cm (20in)

Half-hardy Annual

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3 Peat-Free Postiplug Plants (KC7400)
1 x 9cm Peat-Free Potted Plant (KB9729)
3 x 9cm Peat-Free Potted Plants (KC1554)

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 fruits have formed. Tomatoes can be harvested as they ripen from July to September. Dwarf bush varieties do not require staking or side shooting.

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 £6.99.

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Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

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

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. While the majority of our nursery plants cope well with slight delays in intransit, sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this for some of our smaller plug products and tender bedding and vegetable lines, which do not respond well to the extra journey time. So regretfully while we offer the majority of our live plant offering nationwide, we are unable to ship plugs, begging plants and tender vegetable plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

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