Tomato Pink Berkeley Tie Dye

(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

(Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Pink Berkeley Tie Dye’)

Heirloom Tomatoes – Generations of Flavour
Heirloom technically refers to open pollinated, free bred cultivars prior to 1945 however there are many varieties that have been selected or bred in a natural way since 1945. This is particularly so for tomatoes and these new forms are referred to as Modern Heirlooms. Pink Berkeley Tie Dye is an indeterminate variety fruiting in eight to ten weeks from planting and has the best colour of all with vibrant rose green skin streaked with splashes of yellow and a psychedelic inside. Another Brad Gates selection.

Flavours/Food Partners

Fresh tomatoes are enhanced by herbs like parsley, chives and basil but Pink Berkeley Tie Dye has as much flavour as it does colour and is fantastic with almost any herb, spice or cheese.

Health/Cooking/Medicinal

Like all tomatoes, Pink Berkeley Tie Dye is high in the cancer fighting agent, Lycopene and Vitamin C. Serve in salads, sandwiches or as a side to baked fish. Health benefits can be enhanced by moderate cooking and the firm, dense, meaty texture makes it ideal for sauces and baking. It has a rich sweet flavour with low acidity.

Landscaping/Planting

Plant in an airy, sunny position in well drained soil or very large pots. Requires a 1.8 to 2.2m 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 as soon as it reaches full colour.

Herb Attributes

Position FULL SUN, FROST SENSITIVE
Height 60cM
Width 1.8M