(Lycopersicon Lycopersicum). Tomatoes need warm conditions to germinate, ideally 18 to 23 deg. C. soil temperature. Use of a heat tray is recommended in cool areas. Sow seed August to November (cold): August to December (temp): AYR in tropics. Plant outdoors when all danger of frost is past (cold and temp), spacing plants about 60cm apart with 1 to 1.5 metres between rows. Keep soil moist but avoid either too much or too little water. 300-400 s/g
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TOMATO TRUSS TYPE
While all Tomatoes produce trusses (bunches) of flowers, the "truss" types all ripen evenly.
A good quality red truss tomato with excellent flavour. Trusses typically have 5 to 6 fruit. Good disease resistance. This variety proved OUTSTANDING both outdoors and in the polyhouse.
TOMATO LONGKEEPING TYPES
These cultivars have the ability to store when ripe for up to 3 months after harvest, allowing fresh tomatoes long after outdoor fruit has finished. Store in a single layer in any cool dry area. Do not refrigerate. Taste much better than expected from out of season fruit.
A long keeping type with solid red fruit. Does not keep as well as Longkeeper, but has much better appearance.
Exceptionally long keeping cultivar with. semi determinate (minimal staking only). Fruit look barely ripe, but are rich red inside. Packets only.
TOMATO COCKTAIL TYPES
Great used whole in salads.
Small red pear shaped fruit with incredible flavour. Tall plants, very productive. (approx 800 s/g.).
Excellent crops of very sweet “Black” fruit around 2cm across. Plant requires staking.
An elongated cherry type with juicy mini Roma style fruit produced on long trusses. Plants are vigorous, fruit resists cracking. Requires staking.
A tall open pollinated variety similar to Sweet Bite Hybrid. A prolific, tasty and hardy cherry tomato. Worthwhile.
Miniature bush with 2 to 3 cm. fruit. Excellent for pots, baskets or garden. Very ornamental with excellent taste. Packets only.
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Very vigorous and productive cultivar with excellent tasting apricot size fruit.
Tiny pear-shaped yellow fruit that are ideal as cocktail tomatoes. Incredibly prolific. (approx 800 s/g.).
TOMATO RED FRUITED BUSH TYPES
Normally neither staked nor pruned.
Sturdy bushes that don’t require staking. Fruit flattened, quite large and ribbed. Excellent taste. Early maturing, it performs well under cool conditions.
1938: Burnley Gem (new!)
0pen pollinated determinate variety.with resistance to Fusarium Wilt. Plants to 60 cm. Early maturing. Fruit round, 5 to 7 cm.
An old favourite with vigorous non staking bushes. The flattened fruit are borne in profusion. Early maturing with excellent flavour.
Open Pollinated. Excellent mid size fruit on compact plants. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Requires no staking. Fruit typically 85g - 113g. Matures approx 70 days from transplanting.
Prolific pear-shaped fruit ideal for bottling or general use. Resistant to Fusarium and Verticillium Wilt.
Capable of producing fruit in short season situations. Bush vigorous. Fruit medium, round and red. Packets only.
TALL RED VARIETIES
Pruning and staking required.
Very old cultivar with solid slightly elongated fruit and a high solids content. Ideal for sauces, drying, pastes etc. Excellent taste. Packets only.
Medium to large round fruit from reliable, vigorous high yielding plants. Suits cooler districts. Resists Verticillium and Fusarium wilts and Root Knot Nematodes. Packets only. Fresh seeds expected in July.
1965: Big Beef Hyb. (new!)
A large Beefsteak tomato with very high yields, exceptional flavour and superior disease resistance. Long cropping period. Superb for slicing etc. Recommended.
This old American cultivar has long been regarded as having superior taste. It is a very vigorous "Potato Leaf' type with large pink/red flattened fruit of superb flavour. Can be an inconsistent cropper in some seasons. Late maturing. Packets only.
Early maturing with resistance to Verticillium Wilt, this smooth skinned cultivar produces a shorter plant with heavy crops of good tasting fruit. Matures 2 weeks earlier than Grosse Lisse. Packets only.
Large slightly flattened fruit on vigorous vine. A prolific cropper with resistance to Nematodes, Verticillium wlit, Fusarium wilt, Grey Mould and Tobacco Mosaic Virus. Packets only.
Best described as an early Grosse Lisse,(2 weeks earlier), but more prolific and superior cultivar.
One of the older and most reliable tomatoes with large solid fruit. Mid season to late maturity. Requires staking but very little pruning. Probably Australia’s favourite tomato.
This high yielding roma style tomato produces sweet bright red fruit that contain up to 50% more cancer fighting lypocene than normal tomatoes. Plants are quite short, but do require staking. Ideal for large containers.
Keeps on producing beautiful fruit even after weather cools down. Fruit still on bushes when growth finally ceases can be picked and will ripen to perfection in a warm room. Usually staked and pruned to 2 leaders.
Medium height plants producing very large solid Roma style fruit. Colour an attractive red/pink. Excellent for bottling and sauces. Introduced many years ago by Italian migrants. Packets only.
A tall vigorous variety with good disease resistance and excellent yields of attractive good sized fruit. Fruit sets well in both the garden and polyhouse.
Vigorous plants loaded with smooth attractive fruit. Performs well in glasshouses and tolerates high humidity well. Good in cool areas too. Packets only.
An old cultivar with large solid flattened fruit of good flavour. Plants are vigorous, maturity is midseason to late.
This heritage cultivar has large heart shaped solid fruit. Has been a home garden favourite for years. Fruit have a pink/red skin and often exceed 1 kg. Performs best in warm districts. Packets only.
Reliable solid red Beefsteak type. Selected for over 40 years for its earliness. Produces solid round fruit with excellent yields and taste. Requires staking.
Superb for use as a sun dried tomato and for sauces. Fruit are typically 3 cm in diameter and are produced in great numbers. Requires staking.
Will set fruit in cooler weather than most others. Fruit is flattish, sometimes a little rough but has good flavour.
1936: Salad Special (new!)
Late season variety producing small to medium globe shaped fruit in clusters. Plants require staking. Excellent in cooler areas.
Vigorous plants produce excellent crops of cylindrical fruit typically 9 cm long. The best sauce cultivar. We feel this is a much better cultivar than Roma for the home gardener.
1922: Stuffing (new!)
Medium sized orange-red tomatoes that are ideal for stuffing. Plants are indeterminate, requiring stakes. Matures in around 78 days.
COLOURED TALL VARIETIES
Medium to large flattened "black" fruit leave other black varieties far behind. Full of flavour, good yields and remarkably hardy.
A “black” tomato with sweet medium size round fruit with purple skin and flesh. Delicious. Packets only.
Very sweet, low acid golden yellow fruit. Fruit is round and medium size. Resists Target Spot. Prune to two leaders. Stake.
As for the regular red Grosse Lisse but with yellow fruit.
Tall growing plant with solid golden fruit. Like a gold Grosse Lisse. This fine tomato has very few seeds.
Similar to regular oxheart, but the fruit is yellow.
Huge crops of delicious red-yellow stripped tomatoes with exceptional flavour. One of our highest yielding varieties. Fruit medium size. Requires staking.
1943: Yellow Stuffer (new!)
The yellow fruit look like a yellow bell capsicum. The partially hollow fruit are ideal for stuffing. Requires staking. Matures in around 2 months after transplanting.
Not to Western Australia
Not to Western Australia. An early maturing Tomatillo producing large flattened green fruit in a papery husk. Large plants.
A range of staking types. Included are BabyYellow Pear (Mini cocktail), Pedersens Beefsteak (Red Beefsteak), San Marzano (Tall Roma), Black Russian (Round Black), and College Challenger (Imprv.Grosse Lisse).
Eight varieties make up this mix. Included are Mortgage Lifter (pink), Brandywine Red (red), Kellogs Breakfast (orange), Aunty Ruby's Green (green), Black Krim (black), Yellow Brandywine (yellow), Big Rainbow (bicoloured), and Great White (white).