(Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Moneymaker’)
This is a heavy fruiting bush variety which is good as a truss type. The fine flavoured fruit has a thin skin and tolerates some humidity and was originally used as a glasshouse variety.
The acidic flavour of tomatoes partner well with Latin herbs like garlic, oregano, marjoram, rosemary and thyme. Eaten raw Moneymaker is enhanced by herbs like parsley, chives and celery leaf.
Like all tomatoes, Moneymaker 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 Basil Pesto. 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. Does not require a 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. Remove side shoots and develop two or three main leaders. Harvest when fruit is full color.
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