Chosen for consistent performance in the home garden, Russian Red is a hardy tomato bearing heavy crops of rounded, medium sized fruit great for salads, sandwiches, pizza and bruschetta. It has been grafted onto rootstock which has been specially bred for its outstanding vigour, high yield and resistance to disease and wilting. The Russian Red variety tolerates cooler conditions. Staking is required.
Tomatoes with their rapid growth rate are both thirsty and hungry. It is very important to water daily, or twice a day in hot dry weather. The plants must not be allowed to dry out. They do not like wet feet however, take care that water does not lie around and become stagnant. Tomatoes should be fed regularly with Tui Tomato Food (139448), a blend of nitrogen, phosphorus and a generous amount of potassium formulated to promote the growth and fruit potential of all types of tomatoes. Feeding during the growing season should be done monthly which will replace nutrients taken from the soil and ensure you get the most out of your tomato plants.