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Grafted Tomato Plant - F1 Shirley
£9.99
Grafted Tomato Plant - F1 Shirley

Grafted Tomato Plant - F1 Shirley

Grafted Tomato Plant - F1 Shirley

The blight resistant tomato awarded RHS Garden Merit!

The F1 Shirley has the best tolerance to late blight disease we have ever seen! As well as its ability to shrug off even the worst blight, F1 Shirley will provide great yields of exceptionally fine tasting, medium, round tomatoes. Matures early, and crops heavily on short jointed plants. Nicely shaped fruits of fine quality with firm skin and scrumptious taste and texture. Therefore, it is no surprise that this variety was awarded RHS Garden Merit winner, Which? Best Buy. Even those gardeners who have had issues with blight in the past will find this variety more reliable. It's the tomato that everyone should be planting this year!

Why have we grafted F1 Shirley? 

Grafting onto specific rootstocks of course creates bigger, better, more disease-resistant plants with increased yield. Consequently, we believe, the extra vigour which the plant obtains will provide even better protection to late Blight attack, and the plants will grow away from any infection even more rapidly.

This variety is unique in that it has two resistance genes to Phytopthera infestans (Late Blight), giving it full resistance to all strains of blight currently found in the UK. So if blight spores come into contact wth the plant the infection will not spread throughout the plant.

It's been bred using natural methods and has been tested throughout the breeding process using Marker Assisted Selection (MAS).

Please note: With regards to the nature of the blight resistance, plants can still show infection (up to 15-20%) of leaves, stems etc. without effecting fruit quality or yield. The plants having the resistance to be able to grow away from the attack.

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Grafted Tomato Plants - F1 Shirley

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Grafted Tomato Plant - F1 Shirley

The blight resistant tomato awarded RHS Garden Merit!

The F1 Shirley has the best tolerance to late blight disease we have ever seen! As well as its ability to shrug off even the worst blight, F1 Shirley will provide great yields of exceptionally fine tasting, medium, round tomatoes. Matures early, and crops heavily on short jointed plants. Nicely shaped fruits of fine quality with firm skin and scrumptious taste and texture. Therefore, it is no surprise that this variety was awarded RHS Garden Merit winner, Which? Best Buy. Even those gardeners who have had issues with blight in the past will find this variety more reliable. It's the tomato that everyone should be planting this year!

Why have we grafted F1 Shirley? 

Grafting onto specific rootstocks of course creates bigger, better, more disease-resistant plants with increased yield. Consequently, we believe, the extra vigour which the plant obtains will provide even better protection to late Blight attack, and the plants will grow away from any infection even more rapidly.

This variety is unique in that it has two resistance genes to Phytopthera infestans (Late Blight), giving it full resistance to all strains of blight currently found in the UK. So if blight spores come into contact wth the plant the infection will not spread throughout the plant.

It's been bred using natural methods and has been tested throughout the breeding process using Marker Assisted Selection (MAS).

Please note: With regards to the nature of the blight resistance, plants can still show infection (up to 15-20%) of leaves, stems etc. without effecting fruit quality or yield. The plants having the resistance to be able to grow away from the attack.

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit.
  • This is not just a blight-resistant tomato it is a blight beating tomato.
  • Producing medium sized red juicy tomatoes, the F1 Shirley is the ideal tomato variety.
  • The perfect addition to any vegetable patch at home or on the allotment.

Looking after your Grafted Tomato Plant - F1 Shirley

There is a possibility that your plant will include a grafting clip if it does, this is an integral part of the grafting process and that it should be left in place. As the plant grows it will naturally shrug off the clip.

They require daily watering and feeding. The F1 Shirley is a cordon variety - one stem grown by pinching off side-shoots as they appear needs staking and tying in and will require side shoots 'pinching out'.

Colour:Red

Hardiness:5 degrees

Resistance to Disease:True

Plants:True

Plug or Potted Plant:Potted

Aftercare - Easy:True

Height:151-200cm

Spread:41-50cm

RHS Award of Garden Merit:True

Containers:True

Beds & Borders:True

Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:True

Prefers Full Sun:True

F1 Variety:True

On Arrival - Remove the plants from the box as soon as they arrive and check that the compost is adequately moist, watering if necessary with tepid water. Leave them on a shaded windowsill or in a greenhouse for a few hours to settle before further handling, ensuring a frost-free non-draughty situation. Potting On - These plants should be potted on as soon as possible, but they will keep quite well for 2–3 days if necessary, provided they are kept in a warm light place and are not allowed to dry out. Use 10cm (4") pots and a good quality moist proprietary compost and set the plants so that the top of the root ball is level with the compost surface. After potting, give a thorough watering, but thereafter take care to avoid overwet conditions, particularly as the young plants become re-established. Grow on in a light, humid position, and maintain an initial temperature of 16–18˚C (60–65˚F).
 

Ideal for beds and borders, patio pots and containers, greenhouses. Prefers full sun.

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