Tomato 'Veranda Red' image courtesy of Burpee Europe
Seed planning for the year ahead is in full swing here and I'm delighted to introduce to you a selection of tomato seeds from Burpee Europe, who will be selling at a number of outlets in the UK this year.
First up is Tomato 'Veranda Red', launched at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show in 2019 and making it's debut in the Burpee Europe 2020 catalogue. Veranda Red is an excellent choice if you're short on space as it's perfect for growing in small pots (even pots as small as 11cm!!), on a balcony, patio or red veranda (see what I did there ...lol). Veranda Red is a dwarf, bushy variety but don't let it's size fool you...it may be small but each plant will produce between 50 and 75 sweet, cherry sized tomatoes from late July to early September. If you're a novice tomato grower or don't like the having to stake stems or pinch out side shoots then Veranda Red will be the perfect tomato for your summer garden. Perfect for greenhouse growing too. What's not to love!
Tomato 'Consuelo' image courtesy of Burpee Europe
Next up, Tomato 'Consuelo'. If, like me, the mere sound of the letter 'B' in the word 'Blight' sends shivers down your spine then you're gonna love this one. This is another newbie for 2020 from Burpee Europe who have produced a blight resistant plant producing large, flavoursome, cherry-sized fruits, great for salads or for cooking. The Consuelo can be grown outside or in a greenhouse and, as a cordon variety, will need staking and side shoots removed, but honestly, that's dead easy to do.
Tomato 'Honeycomb' image courtesy of Burpee Europe
Finally for today...can't have you overdoing the excitement...is Tomato 'Honeycomb'
Now the information on this one is bonkers...read this, close your eyes and then picture the scene... 150 - 200 fruits with sweet, juicy, honey undertones.
Well if that doesn't tickle your needy taste buds then I don't know what will.
Tomato 'Honeycomb' is another cordon variety in orange / yellow shades, perfect & pretty in salads, perfect and pretty just to coo over in the garden or greenhouse.
So there you have it....3 deliciously tempting tomatoes from Burpee Europe to add to your winter shopping baskets and try this year.
Details of suppliers in the UK listed below. I've got mine, poised ready for sowing.
What are you waiting for?
Tomato 'Veranda' available at...
Plants of Distinction
Tomato 'Consuelo' available at...
Tomato 'Honeycomb' available at...
Moles Seeds Ltd
Plants of Distinction