Indoor & Outdoor Tomato Seedlings

The Best Tomato Varieties

UK Grown Lycopersicon & Solanum Seedlings

Botanically speaking, tomatoes are fruit, rather than vegetables, but botanists aren't chefs (except all the ones that are, obviously), so here they are in the vegetable section.

Tomatoes come in two main groups, determinate (also called bush) and indeterminate (also called cordon or vining).

Tomatoes grow in one of two distinct ways:

  • Determinate varieties grow to a fixed size and then set fruit, so the trusses ripen pretty much at the same time (ideal for canning etc). They are best for smaller spaces and containers, require the least support, and because they are all done by midsummer, you can grow something else in their place for an Autumn / Winter crop (some varieties, like the Tumbling Toms, will produce new fruit if you pick the ripe ones promptly). They are also easier to maintain because you don't need to pinch out any side shoots.
  • Indeterminate varieties keep on growing until you pinch their tips off, or until winter rolls around, and the first trusses will be fully ripe while new trusses are still forming. They can get big in ideal conditions, will require a decent amount of support, and are better suited for growing in the ground. They require closer maintenance, because you should "clean their armpits" by pinching out all side shoots that sprout between another leaf or fruit stem and the main stem (some growers will leave a few side shoots in order to end up with more, smaller fruit, but that's not standard practice).

As with most other vegetables, some tomatoes are F1 hybrids, and some are stable, open pollinated cultivars: hybrids tend not to come true from seed, while open pollinated cultivars do.

Tomatoes are greedy. They demand rich soil, lots of sun, and consistent moisture: using one of our peat-free gro-bags guarantees the first of those.

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    • Includes 60L Organic Grow Bag
    • 3 different varieties of tomato seedlings
    £12.96

    • 1 Each Cherry, Salad & Beefsteak
    • Gardener's Delight
    • Alicante
    • Mountain Pride
    From £11.49  Inc VAT

    • Type: Cherry
    • Notable Feature: UK's favourite
    • Colour: Red
    • Taste/Texture: Sweet, Brix Rating 7, juicy, thin skin
    • Indoor Ripening: Oct-Nov
    • Outdoor Ripening: Aug-Oct
    • Height: 2m
    • Spread: 50cm
    • Spacing: 60-90cm
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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    • Type: Salad, indeterminate
    • Colour: Red
    • Taste/Texture: Great
    • Excellent disease resistance: mosaic virus, leaf mould, fusarium.
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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    • Type: Salad. Heritage.
    • Indeterminate. Open pollinated.
    • Colour: Red
    • Taste/Texture: Rich, well balanced.
    • Good disease resistance
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    • Type: Salad, large
    • Colour: Red
    • Taste/Texture: Great flavour
    • High blight resistance
    From £3.99  Inc VAT

    • Use: Salad Tomato
    • Features: Long trusses
    • Colour: Gold
    • Ripening: August/September
    • Fruit Size: Medium
    • Taste: Delicious
    • Type: Cordon
    • Cultivation: Indoor/Outdoor
    • Awards: RHS AGM
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    • Use: General purpose Tomato
    • Features: Good in poor conditions
    • Colour: Red
    • Ripening: July onwards
    • Fruit Size: Medium
    • Taste: Sweet
    • Type: Cordon
    • Cultivation: Indoor/Outdoor
    From £3.99  Inc VAT

    • Type: Cherry
    • Notable Feature: Kid's favourite
    • Colour: Orange
    • Taste/Texture: Sweet, Brix 9.3
    • Indoor Ripening: Jul-Nov
    • Outdoor Ripening: Jul-Oct
    • Height: 2m
    • Spread: 50cm
    • Spacing: 60-90cm
    • Position: Full sun
    • Soil: Rich, moisture-retentive
    • RHS AGM
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  1. Homegrower's "Must Have"

    • Use: Cherry Tomato
    • Features: Masses of fruit
    • Colour: Red
    • Ripening: July/September
    • Fruit Size: Small
    • Taste: Sweet
    • Type: Cordon
    • Cultivation: Indoor/Outdoor
    From £3.99  Inc VAT

    • Use: general-purpose tomato
    • Features: heavy cropping
    • Colour: red
    • Ripening: Jul-Oct
    • Fruit size: small-medium
    • Taste: sweet
    • Type: cordon
    • Height: to 2m
    • Spacing: 50cm
    • Cultivation: indoor/outdoor
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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    • Type: Beefsteak, all purpose.
    • Determinate. F1 hybrid.
    • Colour: Red
    • Taste/Texture: Well balanced.
    • Excellent resistance to cracking
    • Position: Full sun.
    • Soil: Rich and moisture-retentive.
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  2. Solanum lycopersicum Roma

    • Group: Semi-bush, Plum Variety
    • Colour: Red Fruits
    • Height: 150cm
    • Harvest: Jul-Oct
    • Shade: Full Sun
    • Soil: Fertile, Well-drained
    • Fruiting: Indoor, Outdoor
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    • Type: Mini-plum, indeterminate.
    • Colour: Yellow
    • Taste/Texture: Sweet, thin skinned.
    • Position: Full sun.
    • Soil: Rich and moisture-retentive.
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    • Type: Cherry.
    • Determinate. Open pollinated.
    • Colour: Red
    • Taste/Texture: Sweet, thin skinned.
    • Trailing habit. No side shoot pinching required.
    • Crops all summer if picked promptly.
    • Great for hanging baskets
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