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Old Polka - Tomato

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Solanum lycopersicum

 

Story: This seed was first shared with us in 2022 by Stef Matthews, an avid home seed saver. It produces beautiful, creamy-yellow, medium-sized tomatoes blushed with peach/pink. The fruits are really tasty and floral with thick flesh, we loved them. Plants reaching 1.4m high. Garden Peach tomatoes were some of the first to be affected by blight in 2023 from mid August - this could be a coincidence. Check in subsequent years. 

When to sow: February to early April 

Requirements: Nutrient-rich soil, regular watering, and a lot of sun.

Harvesting for eating: Typically July/later summer in southern England

When to harvest seed: June - Oct when fruits become fully ripe.

Need to isolate: No 

 

Please remember, if you’re an individual grower you can order up to 3 packets of seeds. If you order more than this, you will receive just three packs to begin with. This is to ensure we get plenty of data in return and to keep our stocks sustainable for years to come.* 

*Community groups and Experienced Growers can order larger quantities, please email us if this is the case. 

If an item is out of stock we will send a close alternative.