Lycopersicon esculentum 'Sweet 100'


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Flower colour





Half hardy

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photo by Friedrich Strauss, copyright GAP Photos (88304)

Plant details

This is a cordon type tomato, growing up a single stem with support. The sideshoots will need pinching out. It is usually grown in a greenhouse, but can be grown outdoors in a warm, sheltered position. Masses of sweet, juicy, tangy 2.5cm (1in) tomatoes are produced early, on long trusses. It is very reliable and healthy. Sow seed indoors, in heat, from January to March. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Lycopersicon

Species: esculentum

Cultivar: Sweet 100

Plant type: Fruit

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 250cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: January to March

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