Half hardy Annual
Description – Cordon (Indeterminate). Ideal variety for beginners. Tomato Alicante is a superior variety possessing all the things we look for in a tomato. Tomato Alicante produces a heavy crop of greenback free fruit early in the season and the flavour is excellent.
Sowing – For greenhouse culture sow seeds from late winter to early spring. Sow 1.5mm (1/16in) deep. Germination usually takes 6-14 days at 24-27C (75-80F).
To grow outside, sow seed in early spring and grow as described.
Growing – Transplant the seedlings when large enough to handle into 8cm (3in) pots and plant out into grow bags, pots etc when large enough at 45cm (18in) apart. When approximately 2cm (8in) tall gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions and plant out 45c
Aftercare – Provide adequate support and tie in regularly. Remove all side shoots as they appear and restrict the plant to one main stem. Outdoor plants remove growing tip in late summer to hasten ripening.
Harvest – August to Sep