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Tomato Alicante is a unevenly sized golfball, standard red tomato with a full-bodied taste. The quality of the tomato is shown by the fact that it has an RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit).
The early/mid ripening, indeterminate, regular-leafed plant is an old variety, greenback free which produces relatively heavy crops and is ideal for both greenhouse and outdoor use. Historically, it was used as the breakfast tomato, boiled and served with bacon & eggs.
A very tasty, full-bodied, a favourite with us because of its high productivity & taste which we consider to be superior to Moneymaker. It also compares very favourably with other indeterminate red standard tomatoes such as:
There are also a number of similar potato leafed varieties, such as:
as well as many F1 hybrids.
We find that the potato leafed varieties tend to crop slightly earlier than the regular leafed varieties but also finish earlier so we grow Alicante or some of the other regular leafed varieties to extend our cropping season as long as possible.
- Fruit Type: Standard
- Fruit Shape: Round
- Fruit Size: Medium/Large (avg 51g in 2013)
- Fruit Colour: Red
- Flesh Colour: Red
- Plant Type: Indeterminate
- Seed Type: Heritage
- Leaf Type: Regular
- Time to Ripe: Early/Mid (65-75 Days)
- Length of Harvest: Average (50d in 2013)
- Taste: Full Bodied
- Fruit per Truss: 6-10
- Truss Spacing: 12-15 inches
- Crop Weight: average 2000g per plant (2013)