(Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Sweetie’)
This is an extra sweet small tomato with a delightful flavour and grape like bunches of fruit.
Sweetie partners 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, Sweetie is high in the cancer fighting agent, Lycopene. This is enhanced by moderate cooking. Serve whole in salads or lightly fry with fresh asparagus, zucchini, garlic, basil rosemary. They are high in Vitamins A, B1, B2 and C. Sweetie is a good fruit for home drying.
Plant in an airy, sunny position in well drained soil or very large pots. Maybe grown without a stake but does well with a small stake or trellis.
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 colour.
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