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Lycopersicon esculentum 'Gardeners Delight'


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Half hardy

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Tomatoes are a favourite summer crop for greenhouses and, if started early enough in heat, can produce six to eight or more trusses of fruit during the summer and autumn. Tall or indeterminate varieties make the best use of space, and are trained as single-stemmed cordons on wires or canes up the inside of the greenhouse. 'Gardener's Delight' is a popular small-fruited variety, very reliable and prolific with long trusses of bite-sized fruits. It may also be grown outdoors in warm sheltered positions. Sow eight weeks before the last frosts, pot on and then plant out 45cm (18in) apart. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Lycopersicon

Species: esculentum

Cultivar: Gardeners Delight

Plant type: Fruit

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: February to April

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Just want to say that this new series of Gardeners World is the best ever yet ! My Dig In seeds have arrived and the Butternut Squash ,beetroot and Gardeners Delight Tomatoes are now all sown. THANKYOU ALL SO MUCH ! Love and Happy Growing to everyone ! Flowerpot Mullion Cornwall


how do you grow indoor tomatoes


my tomatoes are on their way ! just starting to go orange as they are sweet million tomatoes. Also my damsons are just going blue :)


Not much detail here. Is it a bush variety? Does it need pinching out at all? Is it Alan Titchmarsh's favourite?



John from north London.

This is a wonderful website where we can all share with
eachother useful 'tips' as our experiences continue.

Useful information too from the website itself with vision and sound provided by experienced gardeners

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