Friday 8 October 2021

Burlesque 400g Beefsteak Tomato

When I saw the New variety Burlesque' F1 tomato from Suttons I know that I would have to grow that big and beautiful (400g) beefsteak tomato in my Greenhouse in 2022

The web site says it has "a sweet and tangy taste (Brix 6%)" and that they are also "blight tolerant!"  which after 2021 is a real blessing. The Suttons web page also states "The flavoursome fruits grow in masses and should yield 40-50 tomatoes per plant during peak season". Now that seems impossible from a single plant but now I want to see just how many I will get. 

The web site write up also informs us that "These tomatoes are thick in size with a thin layer of skin, but don't fret because these fruits certainly won't crack or burst! The meaty, juicy and tender flesh of this Cordon variety is scrumptious when served in a sandwich, or on a homebaked pizza with mozzarella cheese and basil."

Sow March/April for greenhouse growing (or April for outdoor growing) in a propagator on a windowsill or pots or trays in a greenhouse at 18-21C using a good quality compost. 

Cover seeds with 6mm compost (Germination 7-14 days). Transplant seedlings singly into 7.5cm pots. Grow on, finally planting into large pots, or direct into a greenhouse border; or outdoors 45cm apart when the risk of frost has passed. Support with a cane and remove side shoots regularly. Feed regularly with tomato food.

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