Tomato Heirloom Sub Arctic Plenty new

Tomato Heirloom Sub Artic Plenty new is the Heirloom variety of choice for outdoor tomatoes in the UK. Being the fastest and earliest to mature with a high tolerance to cold, damp conditions.

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Tomato Heirloom Sub Arctic Plenty new

Tomato Heirloom Sub Arctic Plenty new is the Heirloom variety of choice for outdoor tomatoes in the UK. Being the fastest and earliest to mature with a high tolerance to cold, damp conditions.  Numerous clusters of deep red 2-4oz well flavored firm fruits are produced on compact plants with a harvest of 9lb per plant achievable. Can also be sown much later than other varieties. Determinate.  50-60 days.

Cultivation Advice Tomato Heirloom Sub Arctic Plenty new

  • Sow in early spring 1/16 inch deep under cover.
  • 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 gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions
  • and plant out 18 inches apart after all danger of frost has passed in a warm and sunny spot in moist,
  • fertile well drained soil and keep watered.

What’s the difference between “indeterminate” and “determinate” tomatoes?

Determinate tomatoes, or “bush” tomatoes, are varieties that grow to a compact height (generally 3 – 4′). Determinates stop growing when fruit sets on the top bud. All the tomatoes from the plant ripen at approximately the same time (usually over period of 1- 2 weeks). They require a limited amount of staking for support and are perfectly suited for container planting.

Indeterminate tomatoes will grow and produce fruit until killed by frost. They can reach heights of up to 12 feet although 6 feet is normal.  Indeterminates will bloom, set new fruit and ripen fruit all at the same time throughout the season. They require substantial staking for support and benefit from being constrained to a central growing stem.