Bay Leaf Laurel Bbq

(Lycopersicon esculentum )

A popular crimson red medium tomato with great taste that tolerates low night temperatures, so it is ideal for cooler area. A Russian heirloom that is an early producer. A tough and vigorous producer that needs staking.

An attractive cultivar medium sized, scarlet red fruit that is full of flavour. Tolerant of cool night temperatures and ideal for cool climate gardens

Flavours/Food Partners

A rich flavored tomato that partners well with Latin herbs like garlic, oregano, marjoram, rosemary and thyme. Use with any good salad vegetable, Nasturtium flowers and mixed fresh herbs to make an attractive and tasty salad.


Like all tomatoes, Red Russian is high in the cancer fighting agent, Lycopene and also Vitamin C. For a classic rich sauce cook and mix with garlic, marjoram, sweet basil, diced shallots, and fresh pizza thyme. Finely dice, mix finely chopped shallots, fresh pesto basil and extra virgin olive oil and place on lightly toasted Turkish bread then top with an anchovie for a special homemade bruschetta.


Plant in an airy, sunny position in well drained soil or very large pots. Requires a 1.1 to 1.4 m stake.


Like all tomatoes it must receive a deep soaking when almost dry and should not receive overhead watering. Feed regularly with Seasol and Powerfeed. A small amount of dolomite lime after planting will make stronger plants. Remove side shoots and develop two or three main leaders. Harvest when fruit is full color

Herb Attributes

Position Full Sun
Height 1.2m
Width 50cm
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(Laurus nobilis)

A classic garden plant with leaves that are a key herb for most types of cooking.

Flavours/Food Partners

Parsley, chives, rosemary, thyme, tarragon, garlic and oregano. A must for many soups, curries, stews and pasta dishes. Partners well with milder meats, poultry and seafood as well as with tomatoes, eggplant and potatoes.


An easy to use herb that gives an uplifting spicy flavour and should be added early in the cooking to allow the flavour to permeate the meat and vegetables. As a skewer long, firm tip stems of around 25cm should be selected. Lightly strip most of the foliage along the stem. Dice the chosen meat (beef fillet is best) and marinade for at least one hour using a Renaissance marinade blend. Prehole the meat and then place on the stem intermingled with vegetable pieces like peppers, onion, aubergine etc. Cook over hot coals until desired level – medium rare is recommended.


A large shrub to small tree that is best grown as a specimen plant or unclipped hedge. Will grow in most soil types.


Pick leaves as needed and give regular applications of Seasol and Powerfeed to keep the plant healthy and producing well.

Herb Attributes

Height 10M
Width 60CM