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Mr Fothergill's Tomato Mortgage Lifter Heirloom
Solanum lycopersicum - Tomato Mortgage Lifter
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Grow tomatoes in your garden, and enjoy delicious dishes with your very own, home grown produce. Tomato Mortgage Lifter Heirloom seeds produce large, very meaty flavoursome fruit. This variety was named by a 1930's farmer whose bumper crop of this variety enabled him to save his farm from repossession. This fabulous all round tomato, developed from Italian, German and English 'beefsteak' varieties. Staking is required.

Frost Sensitive
Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Sow seeds 5mm deep in pots or trays of seed raising mix. Tomato seeds need the warmer temperatures, so try to maintain a temperature of at least 18C. Transplant to individual pots when the plants reach 5cm high, planting into a greenhouse, grow bags, large pots or beds. Water daily and feed with liquid fertiliser when the first truss of flowers appears. Pinch out the side shoots as they appear and provide support for the plants as they develop. It is best to stake early while the plant is young to ensure a nice straight stem. Seeds can be sown directly once the soil warms in spring. Solid trellising should be provided prior to the plants becoming established.

Watering needs

Water tomatoes daily.

Pruning Advice

Pinch out the side shoots as they appear.