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Tomatoes - so much choice

3012paul
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Tomatoes - so much choice

There is so many different tomatoes to choose from - what do you rate the best for salads ??

greygardener
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Re: Tomatoes - so much choice

Where are you based @3012paul? And where do you plan on growing them - in a pot, in a vegetable garden, on a balcony? And most importantly, what types of tomatoes do you most like to eat?

CathD
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Re: Tomatoes - so much choice

I like Roma for salads. It's also pretty easy to grow as its a smaller plant that can be grown in pots and doesn't tend to need as much staking. 

 

As an all-rounder, I'd look at Grosse Lisse.

Isobel
Valued Contributor

Re: Tomatoes - so much choice

Have a look at Tommy Toe - https://www.bunnings.com.au/mr-fothergill-s-tommy-toe-tomato-heirloom-seeds_p2960670

 

Ideal for salads and considered the best tasting tomato according to the Gourmet Taste Test in Victoria.

Andy_Mann
Trusted Contributor

Re: Tomatoes - so much choice

@Isobel, I like the sound of those Tommy Toes, I must give them a try.

 

I've had success with Cherry Tomatoes (the shrub version) in grow bags, but these in the link below could be a great starting point for those new to growing their own, or with limited space:

 

https://www.bunnings.com.au/mr-fothergill-s-tiny-tom-tomato-container-seeds_p2960548

Community Manager Jason
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Re: Tomatoes - so much choice

Great to see plenty of helpful suggestions.

 

Please let us know what you choose @3012paul. We'd also love to shots of your harvest down the track!

 

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greygardener
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Re: Tomatoes - so much choice

I've now got my tomatoes in, along with some carrots and cucumber. 

CathD
Super Contributor

Re: Tomatoes - so much choice

On my window sill - hopefully the start of something delicious!

 

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greygardener
Super Contributor

Re: Tomatoes - so much choice

I should have also mentioned @3012paul that its a good idea to plant a few at a time over the next month so you get a continuous supply of fruit over summer and early autumn rather than all at once. 

Isobel
Valued Contributor

Re: Tomatoes - so much choice

My top tip is to ensure you water evenly, otherwise the fruit can split just as its about to ripen. It can happen when there's a dry period, and then heavy rain, which is common in summer so you do need to hand water regularly. 

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