Shirley F1 Tomato Plants

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General Info RHS AGM
Shade Full Sun
Soil Good, Well Drained
Colour Red/Crimson
Type Eating, Pot Grown

Lycopersicon esculentum Shirley F1

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SIZES 1-5 6+
P9 (9cm Pot) OUT OF STOCK £3.99OUT OF STOCK£3.59
1L Stock = 6 £4.99Stock = 6 £3.99
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Shirley F1 Tomato Seedlings, p9 pots.

Shirley is a red salad variety, very popular for exhibition. Perfect for an unheated greenhouse.

Browse all of our tomatoes, or all of our herbs & vegetables.

Features

  • Type: Salad, indeterminate
  • Colour: Red
  • Taste/Texture: Great
  • Excellent disease resistance: mosaic virus, leaf mould, fusarium.
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Rich and moisture-retentive.

Growing Shirley Tomatoes

Plants can be grown outdoors or in a cold greenhouse.

They like moist but well-drained, fertile soil. It's better to give a thorough watering two or three times a week than a dribble every day. Inconsistent watering leads to blossom end rot and split fruit. Water the soil only, as leaves and stems dislike getting wet. Feed weekly once flowers form.

When growing outdoors, harden off and plant out after all risk of frost has passed, when first flowers are showing. When planting into a bed, add compost or well-rotted manure and use ring culture pots. Plant deep, 0.5cm below the seed leaves, so that roots form from the stems.

For containers, use a minimum 5 litre or 22.5cm diameter pot and fill with peat-free compost. Our veg gro bags accommodate three or four plants.

Planting Companions

To ward off pests naturally, grow tomatoes with basil, chives, garlic, and potted mint to ward off aphids. Some people use French Marigolds against whitefly, and nasturtiums as a "sacrificial" plant to draw aphids away from your crops.
In turn, tomatoes help deter pests from gooseberries and black spot from roses.

Do not plant tomatoes next to anything in the Brassica (cabbage) family, Dill (small plants are fine, but not mature ones grown for their seeds), Fennel, or any tomato cousins in the Solanaceae (nightshade) family like peppers, aubergines, or potatoes.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.


Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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