Tomato Shirley F1
Tomato Shirley F1
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Tomato 'Shirley' F1

One of the best home-grown tomatoes you can grow!
  • One of the most popular home-grown varieties, and for good reason!
  • Bountiful harvests of medium-sized, delicious, sweet and richly flavoured fruit – eaten fresh or for cooking.
  • Easy to grow in a greenhouse or outdoors in a sheltered, sunny spot.
  • Award winning, with excellent quality fruit on strong, healthy plants.
  • Supplied as 6 plug plants, ready to grow on or plant out when the risk of frost has passed, reaching 2m (6½ft) in height.

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One of the most popular varieties of tomato, ‘Shirley’ is a home-grower’s favourite and a fantastic, versatile all-rounder, producing bountiful crops of medium-sized, bright red, juicy fruits on large trusses whether grown in an unheated greenhouse or outdoors.

A cordon variety, it will fruit most prolifically when side shoots are pinched out to encourage an upright central stem that requires a support. Each plant will then produce a succession of fruit-laden trusses that ripen from July onwards to give a continuous crop. Easy to grow and with excellent disease resistance, ‘Shirley’ has a lovely sweet, rich flavour perfect for salads, sandwiches and sauces.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence for a delicious crop of tomatoes.

Supplied as 6 plug plants, ready to grow on or plant out when the risk of frost has passed, reaching 2m (6½ft) in height.

What Is Supplied

Item 370063 supplied as:
Supplied as 6 plug plants.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Edible
Edible
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

  • Feed with high Potash feed once first flowers appear and water well, especially when the fruits begin to develop.
  • Remove side shoots (shoots that grow where side branches join the main stem) for better crops.

Care Information

  • Grow in full sun and water well and consistantly, as drying out can result in cracked skins on the fruit.
  • As the plants grow, tie them in to canes for support as they'll get heavy once the fruit begins to form.
  • When there are four or five trusses of flowers, pich out the top of the plant to stop it growing taller. This will concentrate its energy into producing fruit.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Planting Time
Flowering Time
Fruiting Time
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
200 cm
50 cm
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1. If you're not totally happy with your order, return it within 30 days and we'll replace or refund in full!
2. Should any hardy plant fail to thrive thereafter, we'll replace free of charge - you just pay the P&P
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