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Tomato Black Russian

£1.70
SKU 100171

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Packaged by E W King and Co Ltd, of Colchester, in partnership with Kings Seeds Packet contains approximately 30 seeds Description There can hardly be a glasshouse in the country that does not have a few tomato plants growing in it, as nothing tastes quite like a tomato freshly picked from your own garden. The range of colours, shapes and sizes is obvious from the choice of 30 different varieties that we here at Kings Seeds offer. Even if you have a window box you can produce your own tomatoes. But, they are not without their problems; tomato plants are very delicate and can easily succumb to disease, they need a fair amount of attention and just a whiff of hormone spray from a neighbouring garden or field can result in deformed fruits and plants - but they are still always worth the effort! Tomatoes are so versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes. They can be sliced to go into a sandwich or salad, chopped to be used in many Italian sauces such as a delicious bolognese or if they are a bigger variety, they can be stuffed and baked. Black Russian are dark, deep red to shiny black fruit with heavy green shoulders, looking almost like a conker. The flesh is deep reddish-green and has an unusual rich but sweet taste which has to be tasted to be believed. It is an early maturing indeterminate vine type best suited for indoor production. This tomato really does suit its mysterious name! Seed Count: 30 WHEN TO SOW January to March WHERE TO SOW In boxes or pots in greenhouse at 18C, spacing seeds 2cm apart and lightly cover with compost. Cover the container with glass ot polythene after gently watering to retain humidity. WHEN TO TRANSPLANT As soon as seedling leaves have opened, prick off into 10cm pots. Finally transplant into growing position 45cm apart when first truss of bloom is showing, if growing outside gradually harden off before planting out when all danger of frost is passed. MATURITY July to September HANDY TIP Water regularly to avoid the fruits splitting and blossom end rot. Shade inside plants in mid summer and feed with good quality tomato feed after the first truss is set. NUTRITIONAL VALUES Very high in vitamin C and lycopene.