One Stop Tomato Shop
For the tastiest tomatoes its better to grown your own. Tomatoes are fast growing, crop all summer and don’t take up much space. They are easy to grow so if you haven’t tried before, have a go now!
The Tomato essentials
- Give them warmth when they are young and avoid frosts
- Grow them to maturity in a sunny, warm and sheltered spot
- Keep them well fed and watered for the best crops
Where to grow tomatoes
Tomatoes love warmth and sunshine so will of course grow well in a greenhouse but you don’t need one to enable you to produce a healthy crop. You can grow them in a plastic growhouse or outside on the patio or on a balcony: almost anywhere warm and sunny
They can be planted directly into the soil in a greenhouse or garden or can be grown in almost any container of good compost that is big enough to provide the plant with sufficient water and nutrients.
Which plants to choose?
There are lots to choose from in a range of colours and sizes. You are not restricted to tall varieties that need support – bushy varieties are available that need no support and there are even tumbling varieties for hanging baskets.
Tomatoes at Cowell's
Below is a list of the varieties we will be stocking, they may not all be available continually therefore if you are looking for a particular variety please check before making a special journey. Are team are always on available in-store to help and advise if you are unsure which variety best suits your needs.
Alisia Craig - An old favourite, producing masses of fine-flavoured, mid-red fruits.
Alicante - Consistently good results are achieved by this established and reliable variety. Early, medium sized fruits, good flavour.
Big Boy F1 - Produces superb tomatoes which can weigh up to 250g and measure 10cm in diameter.
Black Cherry F1 - Wonderful fresh or cooked, Tomato Black Cherry adds deep colour to dishes.
Gardeners Delight - Masses of sweet and tangy, large 'cherry' fruits.
Golden Sunrise - Sunny yellow, globe-shaped fruits have a wonderfully sweet flavour, and look lovely in salads.
Minibel - Bite-sized cherry tomatoes with an irresistible, sweet flavour. Compact, approx. 30cm (12in) high plants are suitable for pots, containers and hanging baskets.
Moneymaker - For many this is the gardeners' standard choice as it is a heavy cropper of fine tasty fruits approximately 60g/2oz.
Roma - Heavy cropping, fleshy, deep red plums that are almost seedless. Perfect for pasta and sauces.
Shirley F1 - An established favourite which gives heavy crops of tasty 85g/3oz fruits.
Sparta F1 - Big yielding, improved 'Shirley' type for cool or warm greenhouse growing.
Sungold F1 - Many people think Sungold F1 is the best tasting tomato of all. Attractive golden fruits which have a very high sugar content balanced with some acidity.
Supersweet 100 - Features sweet, bite-sized tomatoes and great disease resistance. It's perfect for snacking, salads, or juicing.
Sweet Million - One of the most popular varieties worldwide. Approximately 30 to the pound of luscious small cherry fruits cover the plant. Pick and eat as you pass.
Totem F1 - This naturally compact plant is perfect if you have little space and produces good yields of medium sized red tomatoes.
Tumbler F1 - This vigorous, trailing British-bred tomato is ideal for hanging baskets and containers on the patio, up to 4kg (9 lb) of delicious cherry-sized fruit in a single season.
Tumbling Tom Yellow - Juicy medium-sized cherry tomatoes for baskets or tubs. Best outdoors.
We also stock a range of grafted tomato plants. Grafted plants are produced using quality varieties, grafted on to the most vigorous root stock. This gives a whole host of benefits including:
- greatly increased yield
- longer cropping season
- greater disease resistance
- less heat is needed, so will perform better without a greenhouse
- greater tolerance to nutritional disorders