Liquorice

(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

(Glycyrrhiza glabra)

An herbaceous perennial shrub with purple and white flowers and a sweet root with a strong anise flavour.

Flavours/Food Partners

It is a strong flavour that is mostly used for sweet dishes. It partners well with ginger, chilli, lime, lemon and chocolate. Can be used in savoury dishes mixed with ginger, tamarind and galangal. It also widely used as a snack mixed with salt.

Health/Cooking/Medicinal

Liquorice syrup can be made by placing roots in boiling water and then reducing off most of the water. The resultant syrup is many times sweeter than sugar and has many medicinal benefits. It has been used to treat diseases as varied as hepatitis, ulcers, cancer and tuberculosis. The syrup is best used to flavour deserts and soft drinks.

Landscaping/Planting

This perennial likes full sun and deep well drained soil. Responds well to summer moisture and regular feeding.

Cultivation/Fertiliser

Harvest roots when plant is 3 years old. Give regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed to keep it producing and growing well.

Herb Attributes

Position FULL SUN, LIGHT FROST
Height 1.00CM
Width 90CM