Tomato 'Sugar Lump' (Organic)
This incredibly sweet tomato is actually known by many names around the world, but whether you know it as ‘Sugar Lump’, ‘Gardener’s Delight’ or any version of these in French or German, the incredibly sweet, red cherry tomato fruit is around 3cm and is produced in easy to harvest clusters of 6-12 fruits up to 20cm in length. An early season tomato, provide support for the vigorous vine to maximise yield in the smallest amount of garden space. Bred in Germany and released to the world in 1950, this open pollinated heirloom is bound to be your new favourite cherry tomato. Harvest in 56-65 days from transplant. Yields 9.1kg per plant.
Tomatoes are a warm season crop requiring temperatures of 15-29 degrees Celsius to grow and germinate successfully. Seed germinates best at 20-25 degrees Celsius, while the seedlings thrive from 15 degrees Celsius. Sow seed 6-8 weeks before you want to plant out your tomatoes. Sow in punnets or trays and maintain consistent moisture and temperature. Prick out and place in individual pots once true leaves appear and harden off at least one to two weeks before planting out. Plant tomato seedlings out when soil temperature reaches 15°C or more, and after risk of frost has passed. Plant in full sun and enrich the soil with compost and well-rotted manure. In pots, use a premium organic potting mix. Mulch and water regularly, especially during hot weather. Stake at planting and train to the stake as plants grow. Avoid overhead watering.