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Nation of Gardeners results: Tomato Sakura plants

May 22nd, 2014 | Nation of Gardeners, The vegetable garden | 0 Comments

Tomato SakuraTomato Cherry Sakura F1  are a high yielding tomato producing lots of cherry-sized fruits that hang in trusses on vigorous plants.  The plants produce sweet, delicious flavour fruits with a good red colour and texture. This variety has disease resistance to Tobacco Mosaic Virus and Fusarium oxysporum and is an indeterminate good for indoor and outdoor growing.

Our Nation of Gardeners were asked to sow Tomato Sakura F1 in March 2014 for, predominantly, outdoor growing, though the gardeners may also choose to grow some of their plants in a greenhouse if they wish. The gardeners were then also supplied with plants of the same variety for comparative purposes.  Mr Fothergill’s are looking for reports on yield and flavour, but also disease resistance if any of the gardeners previously have experienced problems with the diseases this variety is bred for tolerance against.

The table below charts their progress.

Location Elevation Date planted Date first bloom/fruit Notes
Cheshire 49m 10 April Planted straight to open ground. West facing position.
Renfrewshire 28m 10 April Placed in plastic grow house
North Devon 30-50m 13 April Potted on to east facing windowsill.
Worcestershire 55m 10 April 15 May Planted out 3 May in west facing position. The first flowers have appeared 15/5
Herefordshire 11 April Potted and left by front door- west facing. 30 April: very slow to put on growth so moved to the poly tunnel
Cumbria 90m 10 April Planted into greenhouse.  Seed sown tomatoes from March are ‘neck and neck’ with these Mr F plants
Ceredigion 131m 11 April Planted into greenhouse – strong, speedy plants.
Bristol 55m 10 April Planted into conservatory
Suffolk 6m 10 April Planted into the greenhouse
Hertfordshire 150m 11 April Planted into greenhouse in growbags. Planted into growbag outside on the 5th May
Surrey 58m 10 April Planted into greenhouse in south west facing position. Very strong plants – largest of all plants I have. Grown in pots 16/05/14
Pontypridd 157m 10 April Supplied as strong established plants. Have doubled in size since first planted. In process of hardening off and will go into final positions in a few weeks time.
Buckinghamshire 66m
Guildford 56m
Gloucestershire 74m 17 April Planted into the greenhouse. South facing position
Moray 10 April Planted into greenhouse. South facing position
Derbyshire 241m 10 April 17 May 15/04/2014 – all well established a few days after potting on to compost – indoors overnight, outside during the days to keep hardened off.  30 April: Stronger plants that are more hardy looking than the seed sown plants from previous month. 17 May: first yellow flowers

 

Nation of Gardeners results: Tomato Sungold plants

May 22nd, 2014 | Nation of Gardeners, The vegetable garden | 0 Comments

Tomato SungoldTomato Sungold F1  are a high yielding tomato producing lots of cherry-sized fruits that hang in trusses on vigorous plants.  The plants produce sweet, delicious flavour fruits with a good red colour and texture. This variety has disease resistance to Tobacco Mosaic Virus and Fusarium oxysporum and is an indeterminate good for indoor and outdoor growing.

Our Nation of Gardeners were asked to sow Tomato Sungold F1 in March 2014 for outdoor growing.  They were supplied the same variety as plants in April 2014 for comparison purposes. Mr Fothergill’s are looking for reports on yield and flavour of this popular variety.

The table below charts their progress.

Location Elevation Date planted Date first bloom/fruit Notes
Cheshire 49m 10 April Planted straight to open ground. West facing position.
Renfrewshire 28m 10 April Placed in plastic grow house
North Devon 30-50m 13 April Potted on to east facing windowsill.
Worcestershire 55m 10 April 15 May Planted out 3 May in west facing position. The first flowers have appeared 15/5
Herefordshire 11 April Potted and left by front door- west facing. 30 April: very slow to put on growth so moved to the poly tunnel
Cumbria 90m 10 April 11 April Planted into greenhouse.  Flowers showing on these plants 11 April.
Ceredigion 131m 11 April Planted into greenhouse – strong, speedy plants.
Bristol 55m 10 April Planted into conservatory
Suffolk 6m 10 April Planted into the greenhouse
Hertfordshire 150m 11 April Planted into greenhouse in growbags. Planted into growbag outside on the 5th May
Surrey 58m 10 April Planted into greenhouse in south west facing position. Lovely strong healthy plant Grown in pots. 16/05/14
Pontypridd 157m 10 April Supplied as strong established plants. Have doubled in size since first planted. In process of hardening off and will go into final positions in a few weeks time.
Buckinghamshire 66m
Guildford 56m
Gloucestershire 74m 17 April Planted into the greenhouse. South facing position
Moray 10 April Planted into greenhouse. South facing position
Derbyshire 241m 10 April 9 May 15/04/2014 – all well established a few days after potting on to compost – indoors overnight, outside during the days to keep hardened off.  30 April: Stronger plants that are more hardy looking than the seed sown plants from previous month. 9 May: first yellow flowers.

Nation of Gardeners results: Tomato Ferline seeds

April 22nd, 2014 | Nation of Gardeners, The vegetable garden | 0 Comments

Tomato Ferline F1Tomato Ferline F1  are a blight tolerant variety that produces superb quality standard sized fruit with a wonderful flavour.  Tolerance to blight, Fusarium and Verticillium, this is an indeterminate variety, for healthier crops outdoors or in a greenhouse.

Our Nation of Gardeners were asked to sow Tomato Ferline F1 in March 2014 for, predominantly, outdoor growing, thought the gardeners may also choose to grow some of their plants in a greenhouse if they wish. Mr Fothergill’s are looking for reports on yield and flavour, but also disease resistance if any of the gardeners previously have experienced problems with blight and other diseases this variety is bred for tolerance against.

The table below charts their progress.

Location Elevation Date planted Date first signs of growth Notes
Cheshire 49m 25 March 30 March Sown onto south facing windowsill at circa 20C. 12 out of 12 seeds germinated.
Renfrewshire 28m 22 March 27 March Sown into heated propagator. 11 out of 11 germinated.  15 March: Pricked out to larger pots.
North Devon 30-50m 15 March 24 March Sown indoors on east facing windowsill
Worcestershire 55m
Herefordshire 7 April Sown onto east facing windowsill
Cumbria 90m
Ceredigion 131m 19 March Sown indoors in north east facing position
Bristol 55m 23 March 31 March Sown into the conservatory
Suffolk 6m 19 March 29 March Sown into the greenhouse
Hertfordshire 150m 16 March 9 April South onto south facing windowsill.
Surrey 58m 20 March 25 March Sown into greenhouse in south west facing position
Pontypridd 157m 13 March 19 March Sown onto north facing windowsill at circa 18-21C.  100% germination 4 out of 4 – Got leggy very quick had to pot on, on 26/03/2014 and then put in outside cold frame
Buckinghamshire 66m 17 March 24 March 100% germination
Guildford 56m
Gloucestershire 74m 13 March 20 April Sown on south facing windowsill.
Moray 14 March 20 March 13 of 14 germinated.
Derbyshire 241m 15 March 20 March Sown into heated propagator in south facing room, circa 16-18C. 7 out of 10 germinated. 21 March: turned off heat and uncovered.  29 March: very leggy so potted on deep into individual pots. 1 April: True leaves visible. 22 April: plants are small but overtaking February sown varieties in height and span of foliage. Looking healthy and lushly green.

Nation of Gardeners results: Tomato Sakura seeds

April 22nd, 2014 | Nation of Gardeners, The vegetable garden | 0 Comments

Tomato SakuraTomato Cherry Sakura F1  are a high yielding tomato producing lots of cherry-sized fruits that hang in trusses on vigorous plants.  The plants produce sweet, delicious flavour fruits with a good red colour and texture. This variety has disease resistance to Tobacco Mosaic Virus and Fusarium oxysporum and is an indeterminate good for indoor and outdoor growing.

Our Nation of Gardeners were asked to sow Tomato Sakura F1 in March 2014 for, predominantly, outdoor growing, though the gardeners may also choose to grow some of their plants in a greenhouse if they wish. Mr Fothergill’s are looking for reports on yield and flavour, but also disease resistance if any of the gardeners previously have experienced problems with the diseases this variety is bred for tolerance against.

The table below charts their progress.

Location Elevation Date planted Date first signs of growth Notes
Cheshire 49m 25 March 30 March Sown onto north east facing windowsill at circa 20C. 5 out of 6 seeds germinated.
Renfrewshire 28m 22 March 26 March Sown into heated propagator. 9 out of 11 germinated.  15 March: Pricked out to larger pots.
North Devon 30-50m 15 March 24 March Sown indoors on east facing windowsill
Worcestershire 55m
Herefordshire 7 April Sown onto east facing windowsill
Cumbria 90m
Ceredigion 131m 19 March
Bristol 55m 23 March 31 March Sown into the conservatory
Suffolk 6m 19 March 29 March Sown into the greenhouse
Hertfordshire 150m 15 March 8 April Sown onto south facing windowsill.
Surrey 58m 20 March 25 March Sown into greenhouse in south west facing position
Pontypridd 157m 13 March 20 March Sown onto north facing windowsill at circa 18-21C.  75% germination 3 out of 4 – Got leggy very quick had to pot on, on 26/03/2014 and then put in outside cold frame
Buckinghamshire 66m 17 March 24 March 100% germination – these were the first of the 3 varieties to show.
Guildford 56m
Gloucestershire 74m 13 March 20 April Sown on south facing windowsill.
Moray 14 March 20 March 10 of 11 germinated
Derbyshire 241m 15 March 18 March Sown into heated propagator in south facing room, circa 16-18C. 9 out of 11 germinated.  21 March: turned off heat and uncovered.  29 March: very leggy so potted on deep into individual pots. 1 April: True leaves visible. 22 April: plants are small but overtaking February sown varieties in height and span of foliage. Looking healthy and lushly green.

Nation of Gardeners results: Tomato Sungold seeds

April 22nd, 2014 | Nation of Gardeners, The vegetable garden | 0 Comments

Tomato SungoldTomato Sungold F1  are a high yielding tomato producing lots of cherry-sized fruits that hang in trusses on vigorous plants.  The plants produce sweet, delicious flavour fruits with a good red colour and texture. This variety has disease resistance to Tobacco Mosaic Virus and Fusarium oxysporum and is an indeterminate good for indoor and outdoor growing.

Our Nation of Gardeners were asked to sow Tomato Sungold F1 in March 2014 for, predominantly, outdoor growing, though the gardeners may also choose to grow some of their plants in a greenhouse if they wish. Mr Fothergill’s are looking for reports on yield and flavour of this popular variety.

The table below charts their progress.

Location Elevation Date planted Date first signs of growth Notes
Cheshire 49m 25 March 30 March Sown onto north east facing windowsill at circa 20C. 7 out of 6 seeds germinated (two stuck together!!).
Renfrewshire 28m 22 March 27 March Sown into heated propagator. 11 out of 14 germinated.  15 March: Pricked out to larger pots.
North Devon 30-50m 15 March 24 March Sown indoors on east facing windowsill
Worcestershire 55m
Herefordshire 24 March 3 April Sown onto east facing windowsill
Cumbria 90m
Ceredigion 131m 19 March Sown indoors in north east facing position
Bristol 55m 23 March 31 March Sown into the conservatory
Suffolk 6m 19 March 29 March Sown into the greenhouse
Hertfordshire 150m 17 March 8 April Sown onto south facing windowsill.
Surrey 58m 20 March 25 March Sown into greenhouse in south west facing position
Pontypridd 157m 13 March 19 March Sown onto north facing windowsill at circa 18-21C.  100% germination 4 out of 4 – Got leggy very quick had to pot on, on 26/03/2014 and then put in outside cold frame
Buckinghamshire 66m 17 March 24 March 100% germination.
Guildford 56m
Gloucestershire 74m 13 March 22 April Sown on south facing windowsill.
Moray 14 March 20 March 6 of 10 remaining
Derbyshire 241m 15 March 18 March Sown into heated propagator in south facing room, circa 16-18C. 10 out of 10 germinated.  21 March: turned off heat and uncovered.  29 March: very leggy so potted on deep into individual pots. 1 April: True leaves visible. 22 April: plants are small but overtaking February sown varieties in height and span of foliage. Looking healthy and lushly green.