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Solanum Lycopersicum 'Shirley'

 

Tomato 'Shirley'

Tomato 'Shirley' is a heavy cropping, disease resistant tomato plant producing juicy red fruits with excellent flavour. Tomatoes are cultivated as cherry, plum, beefsteak and common round and there are many different varieties of each type. Best results are achieved for all varieties if grown under glass. They will grow up to 1.8m when supported on a stake, yellow flowers are held on trusses and produce up to 10 fruits. Side shoots need to be pinched out at leaf joints and careful watering is a must to stop fruit splitting and for flavour. Keep water off the foliage as blight can be a problem.

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plant Features
  • Tomato Shirley likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Tomato Shirley likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Tomato Shirley is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Tomato Shirley likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Tomato 'Shirley'

Latin name

Solanum Lycopersicum 'Shirley'

type

Vegetable

family

Solanaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Tomato Shirley likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Tomato Shirley is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Tomato Shirley likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Tomato Shirley likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Tomato Shirley is 1.20meters x 1.80meters 1.20 M 1.80 M

Solanum Lycopersicum 'Shirley'

Tomato 'Shirley' is a heavy cropping, disease resistant tomato plant producing juicy red fruits with excellent flavour. Tomatoes are cultivated as cherry, plum, beefsteak and common round and there are many different varieties of each type. Best results are achieved for all varieties if grown under glass. They will grow up to 1.8m when supported on a stake, yellow flowers are held on trusses and produce up to 10 fruits. Side shoots need to be pinched out at leaf joints and careful watering is a must to stop fruit splitting and for flavour. Keep water off the foliage as blight can be a problem.


Planting

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Plant tomato plants grown from seed into the greenhouse border, when they are big enough to handle, and when risk of frost has passed. For outdoor varieties, young tender plants need to be hardened off, gradually, first in a cold-frame, and then in the open, before planting into their permanent position.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Grow from seed in early spring in heat, one seed per tray division, or pot. Fill 9cm (3½in) pot with seed or multipurpose compost.Level and firm the compost, then water. Sow seeds on the compost surface, spacing them evenly, about 1/2" apart, (to help prevent "damping off" disease). Cover the seed with a layer of vermiculite, or sifted soil or compost. Keep at approximately 21°C (70°F), ideally in a heated propagator, When seedlings are big enough to handle, plant out in to a greenhouse - at least 16" apart - or, although less satisfactory, to a sunny windowsill

 
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