Tomato Rainbow Beefsteak Mix

Solanum lycopersicum L.

Juicy and delectable, this kaleidoscope of colours is the ultimate in big heirlooms. Includes multi-coloured ‘Ananas Noir’, green ‘Aunt Ruby’, red and yellow ‘Big Rainbow’ plus ‘Black Krim’ and ‘Mortgage Lifter’. Yields 7-16kg per plant.

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Tomato Rainbow Beefsteak Mix

Juicy and delectable, now lost in supermarket offerings, these five amazing colours are the ultimate in heirlooms. A Kaleidoscope of colours - multiple coloured (Ananas Noir), green (Aunt Ruby), red and yellow (Big Rainbow) plus Black Krim and Mortgage Lifter. Harvest beefsteaks late in the season for maximum ripeness and flavour. Yields 7-16kg/plant.

How to grow

Sow seed 6-8 weeks before you want to plant out your tomatoes. Never plant tomatoes in the same bed two years running as you risk infection from a build up of pests and diseases. Tomatoes need an open, sunny position, with plenty of air circulation to thrive. Tomatoes are best in a bed which has been heavily manured for a previous crop such as broccoli. A soil that is too rich in nutrients will produce prolific, but soft, sappy growth which is prone to disease. Long, leggy toato seedlings can be planted very deeply or even on their sides, as the stem is able to grow roots when covered with soil, and a large, healthy root system will develop.

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