Tomato, Spanish Greenback 'Lagoverde' F1
My wife Criss Canning’s favourite tomato is a traditional Spanish greenback tomato. This is a replacement for Montenegro and like it has the most exceptional taste of all the large tomatoes we offer. Vigorous indeterminate plant needing staking or trellising. Good disease package suited to garden and polyhouse growing. Traditional Spanish greenback tomato with exceptional taste. Fruit is harvested and ready to eat at the pink star stage. Vigorous indeterminate plant needing staking or trellising. Good disease package suited to garden and polyhouse growing.
When to sow: Early spring
Where to sow: in 5 or 7.5cm pots
Depth to sow: 5mm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants: 60 to 90cm; Between rows: 90 to 100cm
Directions: Plant the seed individually in 5 or 7.5cm pots on bottom heat 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost. When the first true leaves appear take the seedlings off bottom heat but keep them under cover. Don’t over water. When they have made sturdy plants, before they start flowering and when the danger of frost is over, plant them outside. After planting, a plastic tree guard will protect them from wind and also creates a warm micro-climate. Tie to a 200cm stake or a 200cm trellis.