English Name: TOMATO ‘RED ROBIN’
Latin Name: Lycopersicum esculentum
- Red Robin is a dwarf, compact tomato bush that bears numerous small, round fruit.
- It has an attractive habit.
- It is an annual plant.
- Harvest the fruit when they are scarlet in colour.
- Slightly coloured fruit will ripen well inside if picked.
- Fruit will keep for 1 – 2 weeks in the refrigerator if they are ripe, and about 4 – 5 weeks if they are green.
- Red Robin prefers a sunny, hot position that is protected from strong winds.
- They are suitable to grow in pots.
- Water regularly, especially in dry weather.
- Stake plants to support them and keep the fruit off the ground.
- Phosphorus is very important for tomatoes. A lack of it, especially while the plants are in the seedling stage, will reduce the amount of fruit the plant produces.
- Well drained soil with organic matter added before planting.
- Regularly feed with liquid fertiliser.
- The fruit is excellent to use in salads, to make relishes or in Indian curries.
- The fruit is great for bottling, or cook them and store them in the freezer for later use.