(Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Pineappple’)
A medium sized bush with large, attractive yellow and red fruit that has an unusual pineapple flavour.
Fresh tomatoes are enhanced by herbs like parsley, chives and celery leaf. The unusual flavour blends well with more dessert type herbs like mint, lemon balm and the fruity sages.
Like all tomatoes, Pineapple is high in the cancer fighting agent, Lycopene. This is enhanced by moderate cooking. It is great as a sandwich and salad tomato and is even popular eaten raw as a piece of fruit.
Plant in an airy, sunny position in well drained soil or very large pots. Requires a 1.9 to 2.0 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. Remove side shoots and develop two or three main leaders. Harvest when there is a good blend of red and yellow skin.
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