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Tomato Yellow Stuffer

RM3.00, 10 seeds

Seeds origin: UK

Vegetable
Position: Full sun
Ideal for: Kitchen garden, patio

This cordon variety produces blocky, firm, thick walled, shiny yellow fruits, each weighing up to 200g (7oz). The central core is easily removed making this one of the best beefsteak tomato varieties for stuffing and baking. Fruits of Tomato 'Yellow Stuffer' will keep up to 4 weeks in the refrigerator. An outstanding variety that is well suited to both indoor and outdoor cultivation. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20").

Sowing instructions:
Sow seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed sowing mix and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Germination takes 7-14 days. When seedlings gain 2 true leaves, transplant into individual 7.5cm (3") pots of compost.

Growing instructions:
Choose a sheltered position in full sun on fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil, and transplant at a distance of 60cm (24") apart. Drive a (5') cane into the soil adjacent to each plant to support them as they grow, and tie each main stem to its support with soft garden twine.

Aftercare:
Water tomato plants frequently, to keep the compost evenly moist. Feed tomatoes regularly with a high potash plant food once the first truss of fruit has formed.

Companion planting: 
Try growing tomatoes with French marigolds to deter whitefly, and basil, chivesa or mint to deter aphids and other pests.