Tomato – Baxter’s Early Bush

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Tomato – Baxter’s Early Bush
Lycopersicon esculentum
50 seeds

Baxter’s early bush tomatoes are as productive and pretty as it is painless to grow. Where other tomatoes get so fussy about setting fruit, these beauties have great weather tolerance and ripen to beautiful 3-4cm red cherries. Great tomato flavour – sweet with a touch of acid. Heavy yields of fruit that won’t split on a compact, determinate bush.

Make sure all your tomatoes are in a fertile bed or container before Christmas. Plant amongst lots of flowers and herbs, especially basil and marigolds, for companionship and gorgeousness. Feed your tomatoes weekly with comfrey once you start seeing fruit and be consistent with your watering.

Seeds per packet 50 seeds
Sow period September – end November for outdoors
Soil temp for germ. 20°C
Germ. time 7-14 days
Plant initially in Trays
Approx no. of weeks in 1st tray 4
Depth of 2nd tray 15cm
Approx no. of weeks in 2nd tray 4
Time till harvest: 60-80 days
Height c.80cm
Spacing: Conventional 100cm Biointensive 45cmSquare ft 1
Position Full sun
Watering Moderate