Tomato – Big Mama F1
£1.19 – £9.99
- Product: Tomato
- Categories: Vegetables
- Item: Big Mama F1
- Type: Standard/ Medium
- Colour: Red
- gtin: 5055923635377
This variety is the new standard in home-grown paste tomatoes. These exceptional fruits are plum-shaped, incredibly meaty, and enormous?up to 8 cm long and 4 cm across. Skin peels away easily after par-boiling, which means less fuss, less mess and more delicious, thick, creamy sauce. Plants will reach 2.3 – 2.8m in height with fruits 230-280 Gram.
Due to its size it is best grown under glass in the UK allowing it a longer period to fully ripen. Due to its size it will need slightly greater spacing between plants.
- Sow in early spring 1/16 inch deep. Germination takes around 6-14 days at 65-75F.
- Transplant the seedlings when large enough to handle into 3 inch pots. Grow on under cooler conditions and when about 8 inches tall, position in the greenhouse and plant out 24-36 inches apart.
- Provide support and tie in regularly. Remove side shoots and restrict the plant to one main stem. In late summer remove the growing tip to hasten ripening.