(Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Gardener’s Delight’)
Heirloom Tomatoes – Generations of Flavour An extra sweet cherry type tomato plenty of fruit on attractive tresses. Originating in Germany it is resistant to cracking and is a late cropper.
Cherry tomatoes partner well with Latin herbs like garlic, oregano, marjoram, rosemary and thyme when cooked or when fresh they are enhanced by herbs like parsley, chives and celery leaf. They are pleasant when eaten whole on their own.
Like all tomatoes, Sugar Lump are high in the cancer fighting agent, Lycopene. This is enhanced by moderate cooking. Serve whole in salads or lightly fry with fresh purple asparagus, garlic, pesto basil and lemon thyme. Quarter and mix with orange and yellow cherry tomatoes, diced fetta onion and fresh mint for a colourful salad. They are high in Vitamins A, B1, B2 and C.
Plant in an airy, sunny position in well drained soil or very large pots. Requires a 1.4 to 1.6 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. Harvest when fruit is full color.
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