Lonicera Nitida Aurea Golden

(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


(Lonicera nitida ‘Baggesen’s Gold’)


An easy and quick growing hedging or topiary plant with attractive golden foliage. Tight growth that responds well to clipping.


Small, almost insignificant cream flowers in spring.


Like most Loniceras this one is very easy to grow tolerating a wide range of conditions from tropics to cool temperate. Use as small to medium formal hedge or it can be trimmed to virtually any shape the imagination desires.


It will grow in full shade but responds best to morning sun or dappled shade. It is accepting of most soil types but will require regular summer watering in sandy or well drained soils. Prune one or two times a year or as needed.


Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed (especially after spring and autumn pruning) will keep it looking its best.


  • Red can = Little water in hot, dry weather.
  • Green can = Deep watering every few weeks in hot, dry weather.
  • Blue can = Deep watering weekly in hot, dry weather.

Codes are a guide only and watering requirements will be affected by soil type, competition, mulching, wind and many other factors. Try to group plants with the same code in the one bed.

CAUTION: May be harmful if eaten.

Herb Attributes

Plants Needed per Square Metre 2-4
Habit Generally upright growth with short internodes and excellent branching..
Position Part to Full Sun, Moderate Frost
Height 1.0M
Width 1.2M