(Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Patio’)
Compact bush type with attractive red fruit ideal for the patio or courtyard.
The flavour of tomatoes partner well with Latin herbs like garlic, oregano, marjoram, rosemary and thyme. Raw they are enhanced by herbs like parsley, chives and celery leaf.
Like all tomatoes, Patio is high in the cancer fighting agent, Lycopene. This is enhanced by moderate cooking. Serve in salads, sandwiches or lightly fry with golden shallots, garlic chives and fresh coriander. Tomatoes are also high in Vitamin C and when blended with fresh mint make an excellent summer drink.
Plant in an airy, sunny position in well drained soil or very large pots. Being a compact bush form it does not require staking.
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.
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