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I was born in Guernsey (but now live in Brittany) and our main industry was growing tomatoes although that industry has now virtually disappeared. Growing tomatoes to a Guernseyman is like wine to a Frenchman, it's in our blood! I do not profess to be an expert, but I have picked up a few tips and techniques which work for me.
Monday, 31 May 2010
Cordon and Indeterminate Tomato Varieties
Cordon (Indeterminate). Ideal variety for beginners. Tomato Alicante is a superior variety possessing all the things we look for in a tomato. Tomato Alicante produces a heavy crop of greenback free fruit early in the season and the flavour is excellent.
Cordon (Indeterminate). Traditional favourite. Tomato Ailsa Craig produces medium sized green back fruit of perfect size and shape early in the season with excellent deep colour and noted for its vigour and the exceptional flavour of its fruit. A tomato suitable for indoor or outdoor cultivation.
Indeterminate/Cordon. You will adore this blackish-purple skinned, cherry tomato with dark red flesh and a sweet and juicy flavour. Tomato Black Cherry produces sweet and juicy fruits in abundance throughout the summer. Ideal for greenhouse growing, or outdoors in a sunny spot.
Cordon (Indeterminate). The true tangy flavour of tomatoes of a century or more ago. If you are of the opinion tomatoes have lost their flavour then Tomato Gardener's Delight is a must for you. It is a greenhouse or outdoor type, packed with bite-size fruit, ideal for salads and sandwiches and full of vitamins. Highly commended RHS trials.
Cordon (Indeterminate). A well-known and much loved variety for the home gardener, equally good for the greenhouse or outdoor. Tomato Moneymaker produces smooth, medium-size fruit on heavy trusses with a fine agreeable flavour.
Cordon (Indeterminate). A popular early maturing, heavy cropping variety for cold or slightly heated greenhouses with excellent quality fruit. Tomato Shirley is recommended for growbag culture with an open growing habit and resistance to TMV, Cladosporium ABC and Fusarium 1 and 2. Exhibitors' favourite
Cordon (Indeterminate). An excellent new tomato for glasshouse or outdoor culture to provide lots of deliciously different fruit for salads etc. Tomato Sungold has an exceptional and very high sugar content (it definitely rivals 'Gardeners Delight') these attractive golden orange, approx. 13 gram, fruit are irresistible with a sweet flavour all their own -almost a dessert fruit! Sungold crops well and has resistance to Tobacco Mosaic Virus and Fusarium to ensure healthy plants