Savory Prostrate

(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

(Satureja repens)

An attractive ground cover with masses of white flowers in autumn and peppery flavoured foliage.

Flavours/Food Partners

Thyme, rosemary, oregano, sage and marjoram. Light meats such as poultry and fish along with root vegetables and beans.

Health/Cooking/Medicinal

Savory has a strong flavour when raw or used in dressings and marinades. It has a peppery taste that is useful in stews and casseroles.

Landscaping/Planting

Plant in dry well drained spots with full sun and good air movement. It needs little water and does not respond well to low light or heavy wet soils.

Cultivation/Fertiliser

Regular applications of Seasol and Powerfeed in spring and autumn will keep the plant healthy and growing well.

Herb Attributes

Position FULL SUN, MODERATE FROST
Height 10CM
Width 35CM