Tomato Rainbow Blend F1
Tomato Rainbow Blend F1 Hybrid. Cordon. Juicy, sweet and colourful! This stunning mix of baby plum tomatoes will add interest and taste to your salads, sauces and a whole host of other tomato dishes. The olive shaped fruits each weigh 16-20g (½ – ¾oz) on average, with a delicious flavour and a high level of sweetness.
Tomato ‘Rainbow Blend’ comprises of a mix of four fabulous varieties in a bright range of colours:
Tomato ‘Katiebell’ (yellow)
Tomato ‘Lizziebell’ (orange)
Tomato ‘Luciebell’ (red)
Tomato ‘Flamingo’ (pink)
February – April
July – October
How to sow
For greenhouse cultivation: sow from February to March.
For outdoor cultivation: sow from March to April.
Sow seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed sowing mix and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place seed trays in a propagator at a constant temperature of around 15-20C (59-68F) until after germination, which takes 7-14 days. When seedlings gain 2 true leaves, transplant into individual 7.5cm (3″) pots of compost and grow on at a minimum temperature of 15C (59F).
When growing in a heated glasshouse tomato plants may be transplanted at the end of May or when the first flowers are showing, if earlier. Allow 3 plants per growbag, or one per 25cm (10″) pot, or plant tomatoes directly into the greenhouse soil.
When growing tomatoes outdoors, wait until all risk of frost has passed before transplanting tomatoes. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 – 10 days before planting out from early June when tomato plants are 20cm (8″) tall. Choose a sheltered position in full sun on fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil, and transplant at a distance of 60cm (24″) apart. Drive a (5’) cane into the soil adjacent to each plant to support them as they grow, and tie each main stem to its support with soft garden twine.
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