Tomato Rosella F1 is a Deep pink, cherry tomato tastes of a blend of raspberries, blackberries and other summer fruits
A fabulous new cherry tomato producing unique rose-pink skin with smoky overtones. With its high levels of sweetness and acidity as well as its unusual dark colouring, 'Rosella' is in a class of its own. The unique rich rose-pink skin colour with smoky overtones, along with its delicious dark flesh make this fabulous variety the one to grow this year. Compound trusses produce long branching racemes of cherry-sized, thin-skinned 15g (½oz) fruits with a pronounced and lingering flavour.
- 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.
Suitable for the vegetable garden, allotments and containers.
Be prepared to water well and supplement feed with high-potash feed during season. Regular feeding is recommended.