Tomato 'Red Fig' (Organic)
The red brother to Beams Yellow Pear takes its name from the similarly shaped long neck and fig-shaped form. Because the fruits of common figs ripen quickly, the name Red fig was coined a hundred years ago to describe tomatoes picked and preserved as 'tomato figs'. They store well, plus they look good in salads and on the bush. Fruits in 8 weeks from transplant and keeps on going for months. Yields 6-10kg per plant.
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.