Travelling Tomato

(Lycopersicon esculentum )

A popular crimson red medium tomato with great taste that tolerates low night temperatures, so it is ideal for cooler area. A Russian heirloom that is an early producer. A tough and vigorous producer that needs staking.

An attractive cultivar medium sized, scarlet red fruit that is full of flavour. Tolerant of cool night temperatures and ideal for cool climate gardens

Flavours/Food Partners

A rich flavored tomato that partners well with Latin herbs like garlic, oregano, marjoram, rosemary and thyme. Use with any good salad vegetable, Nasturtium flowers and mixed fresh herbs to make an attractive and tasty salad.

Health/Cooking/Medicinal

Like all tomatoes, Red Russian is high in the cancer fighting agent, Lycopene and also Vitamin C. For a classic rich sauce cook and mix with garlic, marjoram, sweet basil, diced shallots, and fresh pizza thyme. Finely dice, mix finely chopped shallots, fresh pesto basil and extra virgin olive oil and place on lightly toasted Turkish bread then top with an anchovie for a special homemade bruschetta.

Landscaping/Planting

Plant in an airy, sunny position in well drained soil or very large pots. Requires a 1.1 to 1.4 m stake.

Cultivation/Fertiliser

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

Herb Attributes

Position Full Sun
Height 1.2m
Width 50cm
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Description

(Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Reisetomate’)

Heirloom Tomatoes – Generations of Flavour With its origins somewhere in central America and the name coming from German (“reise” is German for ‘travel’) this ugly fruit is prized for the ability to tear it apart a piece at a time and eat as you walk. It is a true Heirloom having been cultivated for centuries.

Flavours/Food Partners

Cherry and grape 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 a tangy snack when eaten whole on their own.

Health/Cooking/Medicinal

Like all tomatoes, Reisetomate are high in the cancer fighting agent, Lycopene and also in Vitamins A, B1, B2 and C. The bright red tomatoes taste quite sour, and are best eaten fresh with mozzarella, basil and a fig or quince paste to mellow the strong acidity. Alternatively bake with olive oil, garlic and sweet spring onions to make a tangy sauce.

Landscaping/Planting

Plant in an airy, sunny position in well drained soil or very large pots. They are high yielding but in a single flush and do not require a stake. They produce a central fruit with little babies on the side.

Cultivation/Fertiliser

Like all tomatoes it must receive 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.

Herb Attributes

Position FULL SUN, FROST SENSITIVE
Height 60cM
Width 75CM