Tomato 'Shirley F1' - Seed

Solanum - lycopersicum - 'Shirley F1'
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Grow your own tomatoes

Tomato 'Shirley’ F1 hybrid (Solanum lycopersicon) is a leading tomato variety. Shirley is a very vigorous grower and a heavy cropper. Its firm flesh is exceptional in flavour. A tomato of Dutch export quality.
Extra info-
Latin name Solanum - lycopersicum - 'Shirley F1'
Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee
Green stayer No
Leafs all year No
Hardy plants No
Self polinating No
Edible No
Naturalizing No
Scented Not Scented
Grafted No
Cutting flowers No
Harvesting July - October

Harvesting

July - October

Planting+
Tomato seeds require no prior treatment although steeping them in lukewarm water for 12 hours encourages germination.
Care+
Your tomato plants can go outdoors when all chance of frost is passed and night temperatures are above 12°C. Do harden off first – gradually acclimatise them to being outside by standing them in the shade outdoors for one hour longer every day for a week. After a week, pot up – a large pot may contain up to 3 plants. Stand the large pots in full sun. When planting in the garden, use a sheltered sunny spot in rows 70 cm apart. Tie each plant to a cane. Remove side shoots to encourage growth upwards. Tie up new growth and remove other new side shoots weekly. Shrub forming or hanging tomatoes require neither cane nor removal of shoots. Tomatoes grown outdoors need all the energy to go to the growing tip and for the formation of the flowers to produce fruit. Tomatoes generally pollinate themselves but (bumble) bees will help too. However, to encourage fruiting, you can gently shake the main stem or cane – but be careful not to damage the plant. When the first bunches of fruit appear, remove the lower leaves for their development. Tomatoes respond well with a regular feed of Bakker's tomato fertiliser! Tomatoes in the greenhouse usually grow taller so will require longer canes or even twine stretched from roots to the top of the plant. When watering avoid wetting the leaves – water directly under the plant around the base - best is to water the soil. Water extra in dry periods, keep the beds free of weed and your plants will thrive.
Specifics+
Tomatoes thrive in the greenhouse but also grow very well outdoors, always choose a warm, sheltered spot. Tomatoes were brought from South America by the Spaniards and then proceeded to conquer the world. Tomato plants overlap seeking support so the stem needs help from the cane to grow strong. Compact varieties do fine in pots. Those grown in the greenhouse can easily reach 2 metres in height, the same varieties grown outdoors will not be so tall. Canes of 1.5 metres are usually sufficient – In the greenhouse for extra height, use twine twisted along the main stem from bottom to top and wrap it around the main stem.
Description-

Grow your own tomatoes

Tomato 'Shirley’ F1 hybrid (Solanum lycopersicon) is a leading tomato variety. Shirley is a very vigorous grower and a heavy cropper. Its firm flesh is exceptional in flavour. A tomato of Dutch export quality.
Extra info-
Latin name Solanum - lycopersicum - 'Shirley F1'
Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee
Green stayer No
Leafs all year No
Hardy plants No
Self polinating No
Edible No
Naturalizing No
Scented Not Scented
Grafted No
Cutting flowers No
Harvesting July - October

Harvesting

July - October

Planting+
Tomato seeds require no prior treatment although steeping them in lukewarm water for 12 hours encourages germination.
Care+
Your tomato plants can go outdoors when all chance of frost is passed and night temperatures are above 12°C. Do harden off first – gradually acclimatise them to being outside by standing them in the shade outdoors for one hour longer every day for a week. After a week, pot up – a large pot may contain up to 3 plants. Stand the large pots in full sun. When planting in the garden, use a sheltered sunny spot in rows 70 cm apart. Tie each plant to a cane. Remove side shoots to encourage growth upwards. Tie up new growth and remove other new side shoots weekly. Shrub forming or hanging tomatoes require neither cane nor removal of shoots. Tomatoes grown outdoors need all the energy to go to the growing tip and for the formation of the flowers to produce fruit. Tomatoes generally pollinate themselves but (bumble) bees will help too. However, to encourage fruiting, you can gently shake the main stem or cane – but be careful not to damage the plant. When the first bunches of fruit appear, remove the lower leaves for their development. Tomatoes respond well with a regular feed of Bakker's tomato fertiliser! Tomatoes in the greenhouse usually grow taller so will require longer canes or even twine stretched from roots to the top of the plant. When watering avoid wetting the leaves – water directly under the plant around the base - best is to water the soil. Water extra in dry periods, keep the beds free of weed and your plants will thrive.
Specifics+
Tomatoes thrive in the greenhouse but also grow very well outdoors, always choose a warm, sheltered spot. Tomatoes were brought from South America by the Spaniards and then proceeded to conquer the world. Tomato plants overlap seeking support so the stem needs help from the cane to grow strong. Compact varieties do fine in pots. Those grown in the greenhouse can easily reach 2 metres in height, the same varieties grown outdoors will not be so tall. Canes of 1.5 metres are usually sufficient – In the greenhouse for extra height, use twine twisted along the main stem from bottom to top and wrap it around the main stem.
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Extra info-
Latin name Solanum - lycopersicum - 'Shirley F1'
Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee
Green stayer No
Leafs all year No
Hardy plants No
Self polinating No
Edible No
Naturalizing No
Scented Not Scented
Grafted No
Cutting flowers No
Harvesting July - October

Harvesting

July - October

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