Tiny Tim Tomato. Not the ukuele player, but, nevertheless, a classic.
Appearance: Dark-purple foliage and bunches of long, slim, rich purple fruits make it a great addition to decorative or ornamental gardens.
Latin name: Solanum Lycopersicum
Variety: Tiny Tim
Quantity: 100 seeds
Plant size: Height 30 cm, Width 25 cm
Container size: Height 20 cm, Width 20 cm
Sowing: Indoors February - March, outdoors April - May
Timing: Germination 10-20days, harvesting 50-60 days
Spacing: When sowing 3-5cm, when transplanting 20-30cm
Growing: Full sun, regular watering up to twice a day, well drained light and fertile soil, heavy feeder
Caring: Dwarf-type tomatoes can be vulnerable to soil-born diseases as they tend to grow very close to the ground. Prevention is the key: use sterile potting soil and trim any weeds
Supporting: Pollinators will increase fruit set
Pests: Grow onions and garlic to deter pests
Harvesting: A cherry tomato is at its peak when it becomes deep red in colour. Cut them off the plant with scissors and keep a short stub of stem attached to prevent from rotting
Medicinal: Rich in nutrients and vitamins. Helps protect cells from aging
Eating: Tiny Tim are delicious when roasted. Cut the tomatoes in half, toss with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and a pinch of sugar, oregano or thyme. Place them in the over and roast until they taste sweet!
Companion plant: Basil, nasturtium, okra, garlic chives, borage, mint, marigold
All seeds come in robust packaging with seeding/growing instructions