Tomatoes

If you're like us, you want to grow tomatoes that taste like tomatoes. And what better way to do that than by growing heirloom and open-pollinated tomatoes? Not only are they delicious, but they also offer a ton of other benefits to the home gardener.

First, heirloom and open-pollinated tomatoes are more genetically diverse than the hybrid varieties you find in stores. This means they're more adaptable to different growing conditions and pests, making them easier to grow in your home garden. Plus, they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours, creating a beautiful medley in your harvest basket!

But the real benefit? The taste! With complex, distinct flavours and hundreds to choose from, you can try new ones every year and never get bored.

There are two categories of tomato plants:

  • Determinate (short-growing): Often referred to as bush-types, they grow to a finite size and produce most of their fruit at once. They generally do not require extra support and do exceptionally well in containers. Popular in shorter-season gardens.
  • Indeterminate (vining): Require support for their long vines, which will keep on growing as long as conditions are favourable. Indeterminates can bear quite heavily and over an extended period.


Tomato Growing Guide:

Tomato is a warm-season plant that requires full sun and is frost-tender. Start plants in trays and transplant them two or three times before planting in their permanent place. Plant deeper every transplant to promote extra root growth along the buried stem. Tomatoes are heavy feeders, so give it very rich well-drained soil, and it is recommended to prepare individual planting holes. Plant the trellis or cage for support at the same time as the seedling so that the roots are not damaged afterwards. Adequate spacing is also important for good air circulation, which keeps most diseases at bay. Thirsty tomato plants need regular watering at root level. Always try to keep the leaves dry to prevent disease. To grow larger fruit, pinch out suckers and growing tips when the plant reaches its desired height. This will divert the energy to the fruits instead of the vines.


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Giant Belgium Tomato

Giant Belgium Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum A beautiful dark pink, almost maroon beefsteak-type tomato with a great swee..

R32.20

Giant Italian Tomato

Giant Italian Tomato

Solanum lycopersicumA large, meaty, and oh-so-delicious tomato variety from Italy. The fruits are fl..

R34.59

Giant Syrian Tomato

Giant Syrian Tomato

Solanum lycopersicumHeirloom originally from West Virginia. This high-yielding plant thrives in hot,..

R30.27

Golden Jubilee Tomato

Golden Jubilee Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum LIMITED STOCK!Another award-winning variety, Golden Jubilee is a gleaming or..

R19.46

Golden King of Siberia Tomato

Golden King of Siberia Tomato

Solanum lycopersicumA prolific producer of delicious golden-yellow tomatoes with origins in Northern..

R30.27

Golden Queen Tomato

Golden Queen Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum LIMITED STOCK!A revered heirloom dating back to 1882, released by US seedsma..

R21.62

Grandma's Chocolate Dwarf Tomato

Grandma's Chocolate Dwarf Tomato

Solanum lycopersicumA prolific dwarf variety discovered in Michigan, USA, in 2014. It is a stabilise..

R31.35

Great White x P20 Tomato

Great White x P20 Tomato

Solanum lycopersicumWhat a head-turner! This is the tomato all your neighbours will be talking about..

R32.20

Greek Domata Tomato

Greek Domata Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum An exceptionally rare tomato from the island of Athos, believed to be one of..

R30.27

Green Grape Tomato

Green Grape Tomato

Solanum lycopersicumA beautiful, highly productive cherry tomato that is green when ripe. It has lov..

R30.27

Green Tiger Tomato

Green Tiger Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum"Superb, absolutely superb!" is one of the most frequent descriptions of this to..

R30.27

Grosse Lisse Tomato

Grosse Lisse Tomato

Solanum lycopersicumOriginally a German immigrant / American variety that has been carried around th..

R29.90

High Crimson Tomato

High Crimson Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum What a striking tomato – we've never seen such intense red in the flesh of a..

R29.90

Iditarod Red Tomato

Iditarod Red Tomato

Solanum lycopersicumIditarod Red is the perfect choice for gardeners looking for a compact, early va..

R32.20

Indigo Apple Tomato

Indigo Apple Tomato

Solanum lycopersicumAnother recent release in "new" tomato colours. This open-pollinated variety was..

R30.27

Japanese Black Trifele Tomato

Japanese Black Trifele Tomato

Solanum lycopersicumThis is an outstanding tomato. A well-known Russian heirloom (don't let its name..

R30.27

Jill's Blue Berry Tomato

Jill's Blue Berry Tomato

Solanum lycopersicumSuper stunner of a cherry tomato with impressive yielding potential. As with all..

R32.20

Jill's Forest Fruits Tomato

Jill's Forest Fruits Tomato

Solanum lycopersicumThis tomato variety was graciously given to us by Jill Mettler, the well-known u..

R32.43

Julia Child Tomato

Julia Child Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum Named after the famed chef Julia Child and introduced to the gardening world..

R30.27

Kamberg Black Tomato

Kamberg Black Tomato

Solanum lycopersicumA delectable South African variety discovered in the Kamberg Valley, Drakensberg..

R30.27

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