Winter Tomatoes

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Bite sized tomatoes

Tropical and sub-tropical gardeners can continue to sow new crops of tomatoes during late autumn, for harvest in late winter. Cherry tomatoes are bite sized and flavour packed and several varieties are great for growing in small spaces and pots.

Yates® Tomato ‘Patio’" produces delicious small round fruit that weigh around 100 g each. It’s a compact variety that doesn’t require staking and is quick to grow, with fruit maturing after around 10 weeks from sowing.

Yates Tomato ‘Small Fry’" is an award winning variety that has masses of sweet, cherry tomatoes. The plant doesn’t need staking and fruit can be harvested around 12 weeks after sowing.

Growing these compact varieties of tomatoes in pots couldn’t be easier. Fill a pot that’s at least 30 cm in diameter (a Yates Tuscan® Pot is attractive and lightweight with great drainage) with a good quality potting mix like Yates Premium Potting Mix

To protect tomatoes from the most common pests and diseases, lightly dust Yates Tomato & Vegetable Dust over the plants every week. Yates Tomato & Vegetable Dust contains an effective combination of insecticides and fungicides to control insect pests like caterpillars and aphids as well as diseases like powdery mildew and leaf spots.


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