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Tomato 'Shirley' F1 HybridSolanum lycopersicum L.

4 Options from £4.99

Half-Hardy Annual
What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

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An exhibitor favourite for its heavy crops of excellent quality fruit

one of the most popular varieties for cultivating

Heavy crops of excellent quality fruit

3 tomato Postiplug plants £7.99 Out of Stock
6 tomato Postiplug plantsSave £5.99 £15.98 £9.99 Out of Stock
1 x 8.5cm potted tomato plant £4.99 Out of Stock
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Description How to Grow Delivery
Tomato 'Shirley' is a great tomato for growing in grow bags, in the greenhouse. It has excellent disease resistance to Tobacco Mosaic Virus, Cladosporium ABC and Fusarium. It is popular with exhibitors, as it produces perfectly round and red tomatoes on the vine. It is an early maturing variety, so great for early summer salads. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20").

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.


Greenhouse, Kitchen Garden

Half-hardy

full sun

200cm (79in)

50cm (20in)

RHS AGM

3 Tomato Postiplug Plants (KA1160)
6 Tomato Postiplug Plants (KA1161)
1 X 8.5cm Potted Tomato Plant (KA9197)
3 X 8.5cm Potted Tomato Plants (KA9198)

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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 October.

Delivery

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 and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed or plants incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

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

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For your complete peace of mind, our Home and Garden products may be returned to us within 30 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price. Items must be returned unused, at your cost and in mint condition. All items carry a manufacturer's 12 month defects warranty.