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Tomato Cherry Rosella

Original price was: £2.99.Current price is: £2.79.

A fabulous new deep rose pink cherry tomato with a very pronounced fruity flavour with smoky overtones. Heavy crops of thin-skinned 15g (½oz) fruits are produced from midsummer onwards.

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Tomato Cherry Rosella

Tomato Cherry Rosella. A fabulous new deep rose pink cherry tomato with a very pronounced fruity flavour with smoky overtones. Heavy crops of thin-skinned 15g (½oz) fruits are produced from midsummer onwards. This cordon variety can be grown in the greenhouse, or in a sheltered, sunny spot outdoors. Height: 200cm (79″). Spread: 50cm (20″).

Cultivation Advice For Tomato Cherry Rosella

  • Start with high-quality seeds or seedlings from a reputable source. Plant in well-draining soil enriched with organic matter.
  • Provide a sunny location for your Cherry Rosella tomatoes. They thrive in full sunlight, receiving at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.
  • Maintain consistent soil moisture throughout the growing season. Water the plants deeply, especially during dry periods. Avoid waterlogged conditions, as tomatoes are susceptible to root diseases.
  • Cherry tomato plants, including Cherry Rosella, benefit from support as they grow. Consider using tomato cages, stakes, or trellises to keep the plants upright.
  • Use a balanced fertilizer with slightly higher phosphorus and potassium levels for flowering and fruiting. Follow recommended application rates and schedule, and avoid excessive nitrogen to prevent lush foliage at the expense of fruit production.
  • Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plants to conserve soil moisture, suppress weeds, and maintain consistent soil temperatures.
  • Cherry tomatoes generally don’t require extensive pruning. However, removing some lower foliage and any unwanted shoots can improve air circulation.
  • Harvest Cherry Rosella tomatoes when they reach full color and are slightly soft to the touch. Regular harvesting encourages continuous fruit production.
  • Protect your plants from frost, as tomatoes are sensitive to cold temperatures. Plant after the last frost date in your area.
  • Consider using drip irrigation to water your tomatoes. This helps keep the foliage dry, reducing the risk of foliar diseases.
  • Cherry Rosella tomatoes can be grown in containers. Choose large containers with good drainage and use a quality potting mix.
  • Plant tomatoes alongside companion plants like basil or marigolds, which may help deter pests.
  • Maintain a gardening journal to record planting dates, observations, and any issues you encounter. This information can be valuable for future seasons
  • Provide adequate support for the plants as they grow. Tomato cages or staking can help keep the plants upright and prevent sprawling.
  • Regularly monitor the overall health of your tomato plants. Address any nutrient deficiencies promptly, and consider supplementing with organic fertilizers if need.
  • Supplement your regular fertilization routine with occasional foliar feeding. Apply a diluted fertilizer solution directly to the leaves for quick nutrient absorption.
  • Use organic mulch like straw or shredded leaves to cover the soil surface around the plants. Mulch helps retain soil moisture, regulates temperature, and reduces weed competition.
  • Some gardeners use Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) as a supplement to provide magnesium to tomato plants. However, it’s essential to use it judiciously, as excessive use can lead to nutrient imbalances.
  • If using trellises or stakes, employ proper trellising techniques to support the growing vines and prevent damage to the branches.
  • Be vigilant for signs of late blight, a common tomato disease. If detected, take immediate action to prevent its spread, including removing and destroying affected plant parts.
  • Periodically test the soil to assess nutrient levels. Adjust your fertilization practices based on soil test results to provide the appropriate nutrients for optimal growth.
  • If growing in containers, choose larger pots than you think are necessary. Larger containers provide more room for root development and stability for the plants
  • Start with high-quality seeds or healthy seedlings. Choosing disease-resistant varieties can help prevent certain common tomato diseases.
  • Understand whether Cherry Rosella is a determinate or indeterminate variety. Determinate tomatoes tend to produce fruit all at once, while indeterminate varieties produce fruit continuously throughout the season.
  • Aim for consistent watering to prevent issues like blossom end rot. Fluctuations in soil moisture can lead to calcium uptake problems.
  • Consider using natural mulch options like grass clippings or chopped straw. These can break down over time, contributing organic matter.

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