Growing Calendar for Tomato San Marzano- Grafted Plants
Delivery: Mid May to Late May
The classic Italian plum tomato, used all over the world for making sauces, especially Passata due to it’s dry and meaty nature. This prolific tomato will grow in a greenhouse as well as outside and is quick to ripen and crops over a long period.
Grafted Tomato Plants For Stronger Plants, Higher Yields and Greater Disease Resistance Many of us have small gardens with growing space at a premium which may mean that we can't rotate crops as we would like.
Grafting combines a hardy base plant highly resistant to soilborne disease, grafted onto a variety with superior flavoured fruit. Grafted stems are held together with a clip until the cell structures knit together producing a strong disease resistant plant. Enabling you to plant in the same spot year after year.
Grafted Tomatoes have been grown commercially for many years because they:
Are much more vigorous, producing larger, stronger plants
Are less susceptible to nutritional disorders Have greater resistance to pests and diseases
Produce fruit earlier (by 2-3 weeks)
Give higher yields of top quality fruit over a longer period compared with normal plants
Are particularly recommended for greenhouse growing, especially if planted directly into the soil.
You will be amazed as the plants reach their full potential and produce amazingly healthy plants and bumper crops of delicious tomatoes.
When you receive your tomato plants by post, water lightly, then plant them up in small pots. If the stem tip is bent, rest assured, it will quickly right itself when exposed to daylight to grow straight and upright. Read our blog for more information on why tomato plants do this.
The plants arrived in a very poor condition. The box had a hole in and soil was spilling from this. The postman complained that it had leaked soil all over his van. However although the box was clearly marked with "Live plants - this way up" he handed me the box upside down. Probably accounts for the damage to the plants. Tried to rescue them but unsuccessful.
Once you have received our superb young plants follow these simple instructions...
Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days