Liquorice Herb

(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
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Description

(Tagetes fillifolia)

An easy to grow herb with a strong liquorice flavour and small white flowers in autumn.

Flavours/Food Partners

Salad herbs and leafy vegetables plus all the fresh tea herbs like mint, fruit salad Sage, Lemon Verbena. Enhances salads, sauces and any sweet dishes where a liquorice flavour is desired.

Health/Cooking/Medicinal

An easy to use herb that enhances other herbs and flavours. It should be added just prior to serving or early in the cooking. Excellent as a garnish to salads, main courses and appetizers. The dill like foliage is great for herbal teas but does not have the health benefits of true Liquorice.

Landscaping/Planting

An attractive perennial herb that needs some winter protection and enjoys rich fertile soil or a large pot on the patio.

Cultivation/Fertiliser

Harvest/prune regularly to keep a nice compact bush and give regular applications of Seasol and Powerfeed to keep the plant healthy and producing well.

Herb Attributes

Position FULL SUN, MODERATE FROST
Height 45CM
Width 30CM