Geranium Cinnamon

(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.

Health/Cooking/Medicinal

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.

Landscaping/Planting

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

Cultivation/Fertiliser

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

Description

(Pelargonium fragrans ‘Cinnamon’)

A strong scented pelargonium with grey-green lobed leaves and dainty white flowers in spring. Compact, rounded habit.

Flavours/Food Partners

Partners with basils, mints, other scented geraniums, the fruity sages and most of the Renaissance Tea Herbs. Use in teas, cakes, desserts, ice cream, biscuits and jams.

Health/Cooking/Medicinal

The leaves can be added to salads and desserts or used in the baking of cakes and biscuits. Gives an Eastern cinnamon chai flavour to jellies, jams and cookies. A hot cup of herbal tea with a few leaves of Stevia and some fresh Geranium Cinnamon leaves makes a spicy and tasty chai-like tea.

Landscaping/Planting

Plant in almost any well drained spot in the garden and does well in poor dry soils and exposed positions. Plant near paths for pleasant fragrance.

Cultivation/Fertilise

Requires regular applications of Seasol and PowerFeed. Water during summer months if dry.

Herb Attributes

Position PART TO FULL SUN, MODERATE FROST
Height 30cM
Width 30cM