Taking 15 years to perfect, the Veranda Red, cherry tomato plant is truly a labour of love. Versatile and packed with flavour, this variety provides a satisfying crop.
Growing tomato plants can be tricky, but Veranda Red thrives in containers, hanging baskets, patio containers and in the ground.
This tomato plant is also resistant to blight, fusarium and verticillium, which makes it ideal for a variety of climates . Due to these resistance properties, you’ll have a great experience growing this tomato plant.
How does Veranda Red taste?
Simply packed full of flavour, Veranda Red has everything you would expect from a juicy cherry tomato. Ripening in early July, these tomatoes taste very sweet & refreshing. Similar in flavour to vine/cordon tomatoes, Veranda Red is unusual because it comes from a small plant.
But try it out for yourself! Veranda Red is perfect for summer salads, toppings on fresh pizza, or added to picnics.
How to grow tomatoes
Growing your own is more than just being self-sufficient. It’s about growing varieties that are not readily available in shops and supermarkets, varieties that may not lend themselves to being produced on a mass commercial scale, but ones that taste amazing.
Here are some helpful tomato growing tips. Plant firmly, placing the ball of roots and soil about 25mm (1″) below the surface of the fresh compost. In beds or border, space the plants about 45cm (18″) apart, with rather wider spacing between the rows. Growing tomatoes in pots means they will eventually need more water but the soil must never become waterlogged.
Tomato Plant Care
Once flowers begin to appear, the plants should be fed with a liquid tomato fertilizer at the recommended rate weekly. The growing point should be removed when five or six trusses have formed, as this will encourage the fruits to swell more rapidly and mature more quickly.
Keep the plants well-watered, especially when the fruits have started to set. Wide fluctuations in moisture supply may lead to irregular fruit growth, cracking of the skin, and dropping of the fruits.
Basically, it’s all about bringing the flavour of greenhouse cordon tomatoes to a small, easy to care for plant without the hassle of training the plant or needing a greenhouse.
Update: Tomato Veranda Red is now also available as seed.