Lycopersicon esculentum 'Astro Ibrido'

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Astro Ibrido'

Tomato

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Lycopersicon esculentum 'Astro Ibrido'
  • Common name: Tomato
  • Plant type: Fruit

Height: 1.5m

Spread: 1m

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Fruit

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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. There are hundreds of varieties to choose from, with fruit coming in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. 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. Bush varieties don't need staking and are suitable for growing in pots, some even in hanging baskets. Some varieties are suitable for growing outside, particularly in southern regions.

A San Marzano tomato, Lycopersicon esculentum 'Astro Ibrido' (also sold as 'Scipio Ibrido') bears meaty plum tomatoes with bright red skin and very little water content, on determinate (bushy) plants. Fruits are ideal for cooking and using to make sauces and passata. 'Astro Ibrido' show good resistance to diseases, and is suitable for growing in a pot.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested

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