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Tomato Seeds - Crimson Crush F1
£3.49
Tomato Seeds - Crimson Crush F1

Tomato Seeds - Crimson Crush F1

Lycopersicon esculentum
7 Review(s) with an average rating of:
4.8

Toby says: “As well as its ability to shrug off even the worst blight, Crimson Crush will provide great yields of exceptionally fine tasting, large, round tomatoes (each weighing up to 200g). Bred for outdoor growing, it’s the tomato that everyone should be planting this year!” This is not just a blight resistant tomato it is a blight beating tomato. Never be disappointed with your tomato crop when blight strikes again. Ideal for the home or the allotment. Harvest July-October.

 

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The world's first fully blight resistant outdoor tomato!

Toby says: “As well as its ability to shrug off even the worst blight, Crimson Crush will provide great yields of exceptionally fine tasting, large, round tomatoes (each weighing up to 200g). Bred for outdoor growing, it’s the tomato that everyone should be planting this year!” This is not just a blight resistant tomato it is a blight beating tomato. Never be disappointed with your tomato crop when blight strikes again. Ideal for the home or the allotment. Harvest July-October.

 

Resistance to Disease:False

Seeds:False

Bulbs:False

Shrubs:False

Tree:False

Plants:False

Aftercare - Easy:False

Aftercare - Moderate:False

Aftercare - High:False

Scented:False

Height:201-250cm

Cut Flower:False

Edible Flower:False

Organic:False

Good For Dried Flowers:False

Drought Resistant:False

RHS Award of Garden Merit:False

Vegetables recommended by the NIAB:False

Award Winners in Fleuroselect Trials:False

Likes Acidic Soil:False

Containers:False

Hanging Baskets:False

Beds & Borders:False

Rockeries:False

Climbers:False

Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:False

Prefers Full Sun:False

Grows in Sun or Partial Shade:False

Grows in Sun or Shade:False

Partial or Full Shade:False

Shade:False

F1 Variety:False

Hardy Annual:False

Half Hardy Annual:False

Greenhouse Annual:False

Hardy Biennial:False

Greenhouse Biennial:False

Hardy Perennial:False

Tender Perennial:False

Half Hardy Perennial:False

Greenhouse Perennial:False

Shrub:False

Butterflies:False

Birds:False

Bees:False

For greenhouse crops, sow February/April under glass 18-21°C (65-70°F). Grow in well prepared borders, large pots or growing bags, removing laterals as they appear. For outdoor crops, sow April under glass 18-21°C (65-70°F). Grow in warm, sunny positions in well prepared, moisture retentive soil allowing 45-60cm (1½-2') between plants, and water regularly in dry periods. (16-18 weeks maturity.) Plant: May-June. Harvest: July-October. Spread: 51-60cm. Spacing: 61-70cm. Aftercare: Easy. Hardiness: 0ºC. Resistance to disease: High. Full growing instructions given on packet.

Ideal for beds and borders, patio pots and containers. Prefers full sun but grows well in sun or shade.

What do other customers think of this product?

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Like others, I took advantage of the free offer, and also was frustrated by the bad weather in planting outside, so they went into a border in my unheated polytunnel in a bed that had grown tomatoes last year. I planted one Moneymaker alongside them as a comparison. The moneymaker never got a chance! the Crimson Crush had flowers on them when they arrived and were still flowering in December!! The last tomatoes were picked late November. The taste was really good throughout. Quantity was so good that we were giving surplus away. The skins were a little tough, but did not deter from their eating and there was a very large amount of flesh inside. They were so badly treated that I didn't think they would survive at all - they did arrive a little dry and I forgot to water them twice, but even after wilting in the heat, they continued producing masses of fruit and none of the fruit split, unlike the Moneymaker! I'm just about to order some seed for myself and some friends for this year.
10 January 2016
Reviewed by: richardh
Rating:
Took delivery of 3 well-grown Crimson Crush plants in May, planted out on allotment in a section I've not used for toms etc in 10yrs+. V impressed with flavour - juicy & with a lovely sweet/tart balance. It's good as a salad tom, totally excellent fried, roasted etc). Also v impressed with yield: 2015 was not a great year for toms but these produced 7lb+ each. Re blight resistance: Crimson Crush were definitely the most resistant toms I've grown: still standing until this week but yes, I have had to cut them down as all three plants were showing signs of blight (leaves & stems & also just starting on the fruit). So it's a highly blight resistant variety but not blight-proof (too much to hope for, really!) It's definitely one I want to grow again: ordering seeds today.
26 October 2015
Reviewed by: wildthing
Rating:
I obtained 3 plants on a free trial special offer at the end of May, and planted them outside in a grow bag (planter). In that location in previous years plants have been destroyed by blight - nearly always bad here in Herefordshire both for tomatoes and potatoes. This year was a 'good' blight year, so it may not have been the best to try this variety. However it is certainly true that the plants were not attacked by blight, and have cropped well - despite an indifferent summer and there are still some fruit to come, frosts permitting! Indeed they seem to have fared better than Monty Don's own TV trial - his place is not far from us. But then he did not try Crismon Crush!
19 October 2015
Reviewed by: RogerT
Rating:
Crimson Crush I took advantage of the free offer and received the plants late May/early June, but it was so cold and, what with the usual wind that just didn't stop, I eventually planted the three into a quadgrow in the greenhouse. They were a bit stressed due to heat in the day and cold at night well into mid-late June, but the flowers set well with very little drop. The plants grew nicely and were finally stopped half-way up the greenhouse roof at around 8-9ft (2.5+ metres or so), flowering all the way. The fruit was mid-to-large with a very nice flavour - not the strongest tasting, but very nice nonetheless. CC was grown with 4 varieties of a decent tasting heritage tomato (Brandywine) and its flavour was pretty much up there with them. It was certainly superior to the half-dozen Moneymakers (grown as comparators). There was fewer fruits-dropped than either the Brandywine or Moneymaker and there was less splitting when ripe. There are no green tomatoes left - the last few fruits on the last remaining plant are just about ready for picking now. There was no real test this year for blight, as there wasn't any, either inside or out (I'm not complaining - honest!). I'll be putting in my seed order in a month or so, CC will definitely be included. Hopefully, next year will see a few grown outside. Thanks for the opportunity - free plants are always appreciated!!
19 October 2015
Reviewed by: Colthefish
Rating:
Planted out 12 July, slow to grow(Warwickshire) only managed to produce 2 trusses of 6 fruits on each plant did not start to ripen until taken into conservatory mid September but smaller trusses are still growing. Completely blight free, Great! A very expensive way to produce tomatoes with price of plants taken into account but consider it an experiment and will definitely give the seeds a go next year.
16 October 2015
Reviewed by: juddy

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