Tomato Red Robin
Item Number: 14852
There can hardly be a glasshouse in the country that does not have a few tomato plants growing in it, as nothing tastes quite like a tomato freshly picked from your own garden. The range of colours, shapes and sizes is obvious from the choice of 30 different varieties that we here at Kings Seeds offer. Even if you have a window box you can produce your own tomatoes. But, they are not without their problems; tomato plants are very delicate and can easily succumb to disease, they need a fair amount of attention and just a whiff of hormone spray from a neighbouring garden or field can result in deformed fruits and plants - but they are still always worth the effort!
Tomatoes are so versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes. They can be sliced to go into a sandwich or salad, chopped to be used in many Italian sauces such as a delicious bolognese or if they are a bigger variety, they can be stuffed and baked.
This is a very sweet and very bright red cherry variety. The plants of Red Robin will grow to about 30cm in height and will continue cropping until late September. This is the ideal variety to grow on the window sill or in pots and makes for an ideal patio addition.
Seed Count: 15
WHEN TO SOW
January to March
WHERE TO SOW
Space seeds 2cm (¾") apart in trays or in modules under glass at 20-21°C, cover lightly with compost. Also cover container with glass or polythene to retain humidity.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Remove glass when seedlings appear. As soon as leaves have formed prick off seedlings in to 9cm (4") pots or thin module seedlings to one per cell. As soon as plants are large enough, plant into 12cm (5") pots and site in a well lit place.
Keep watered and feed with a tomato fertilizer.
If you have too much fruit for immediate use, just put the surplus into a plastic bag and place in the freezer. They will be excellent for use later in casseroles or stews.
High in vitamin C and lycopene.