Crimson Crush blight resistant tomato 10 seeds
As well as its ability to shrug off even the worst blight, Crimson Crush will provide great yields of exceptionally fine tasting, large, round tomatoes (each weighing up to 200g). Bred for outdoor growing, it’s the tomato that everyone should be planting this year. (Cordon variety – one stem grown by pinching off side-shoots as they appear, needs staking and tying in.)
- This is not just a blight resistant tomato it is a blight beating tomato. Never be disappointed with your tomato crop when blight strikes again
- Ideal for the home or the allotment
Please note: With regards to the nature of the blight resistance, plants can still show infection (up to 10-15%) of leaves, stems etc. without effecting fruit quality or yield. The plants having the resistance to be able to grow away from the attack.
This variety is unique in that it has two resistance genes to Phytopthera infestans (Late Blight), giving it full resistance to all strains of blight currently found in the UK. So if blight spores come into contact wth the plant the infection will not spread throughout the plant.
It’s been bred using natural methods and has been tested throughout the breeding process using Marker Assisted Selection (MAS).
- Sow March/April for greenhouse growing (or April for outdoors) in a propagator on a windowsill or pots or trays in a greenhouse at 18-21°C (65-70°F) using a quality compost.
- Cover seeds with 6mm (¼”) sieved compost. (Germination 8-12 days).
- Transplant seedlings singly into 75mm (3″) pots.
- Grow on, finally planting into large pots, grow bags or direct into the greenhouse border; or outdoors 45cm (18″) apart when frost risk has passed.
- Feed regularly and sideshoot as necessary.
- Sowing to Cropping: 17-19 weeks.
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