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Lycopersicon esculentum 'Alicante'

Tomato

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Key information

Plant type

Fruit

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Fruit

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (10857)

Plant details

Alicante' produces heavy crops of tasty tomatoes. It gives consistently good results, whether grown in the greenhouse or outdoors. The fruits are produced early in the season and are medium in size, making them perfect for eating whole or sliced in salads or sandwiches. This variety shows resistance to a disorder called greenback, which causes the fruit to fail to ripen normally. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Lycopersicon

Species: esculentum

Cultivar: Alicante

Plant type: Fruit

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April


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