Tomato Tigerella – Indeterminate (cordon) Heritage 9cm pot
Tigerella is another heritage variety and were developed in the 1950’s by Dr. Lewis Darby. Other sources state that Tigerella tomato seeds were bred by the Glasshouse Research Institute in the 1930’s as a cross between an unknown cultivar and Ailsa Craig. Regardless, it produces small sized fruit with reddish skin dappled with orange striping. The flesh is tangy-sweet with a similar striking coloration. It is an indeterminate type of tomato that requires staking and yields prodigious amounts of fruit.
As with all tomatoes, dont plant out until the last frosts are over, they are not tough enough to withstand a frost and also need a sheltered spot away from harsh wind. Whether you are growing tomatoes in a pot or in the ground they are very thirsty plants having to use a great deal of energy to produce their flowers and so fruit. Water often and thoroughly concentrating on the base of the plant, this will encourage a strong deep root system, this will keep the plant stable.
Tomatoes are divided into two main types: cordon (indeterminate) or bush (determinate). This identifies how the plant grows. Cordon types grow as single-stemmed plants. They grow to heights of up to 2.5m and require support and regular pruning of sideshoots.
Start feeding as soon as the first trusses have set with a high potash feed. Obviously, here at Enchanted Gardens we would absolutely recommend an Organic Tomato Food.