(Lycopersicon esculentum )
The plants produce delicious tomatoes ahead of other varieties because Siberians do not require high temperatures to set fruit like other tomatoes – just a few degrees above freezing is all the warmth they need! Tomatoes in 60 Days! Plants set fruit at low temperatures, produce extra early yields, frost resistant, too! Siberian tomatoes really do come from Siberia, producing juicy, flavourful, smooth, round fruit up to 225g in size as early as 60 days from setting out plants.
One of the earliest to crop, producing lots of regular red tomatoes on a comparatively small bush that is tolerant of quite low temperatures making it also a good late cropper.
Fresh tomatoes are enhanced by herbs like parsley, chives and celery leaf. Can also be blended with more desert type herbs like mint, lemon balm and the fruity sages. Partner with any leafy vegetable like lettuce, spinach, mizuna or beetroot leaves. If cooking mix with shallots, garlic, basil, oregano and chilli.
Like all tomatoes, Siberian is high in the cancer fighting agent, Lycopene and Vitamin C. Serve in salads, sandwiches or mixed with a variety of capsicums, cucumbers, olives and fetta for tasty salad. Health benefits can be enhanced by moderate cooking. Good for frying with morning bacon and eggs.
Plant in an airy, sunny position in well drained soil or very large pots. A good bush variety that can grow and produce well in large pots and doesn’t 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. Harvest when fruit is full color. It is Frost Sensitive.