'Tomato- Santorini' seeds
Synonyms: Lycopersicon esculentum
- Climbing (indeterminate)
- Well adapted to dry conditions
- High yielding
Climbing (indeterminate). Originally from the Greek Island of Santorini, and historically grown with very little water, it is well adapted to dry conditions. This variety produces flat, round, 5-6cm fruits. Consistently maintaining its deep red colour, and with a sweet, slightly-acidic flavour, it is perfect for salads, bottling or preserving as a tomato puree, paste or juice. Santorini tomatoes are alleged to be the richest fruits in lycopene in the world.
Seeds per gram: 440
Product code: G2-11
Best Months to Sow
Quick Sowing Guide
|Method||Sow direct or raise seedlings|
|Season||Spring and early summer (or after frost)|
|Germination||5-10 days @ 21-27°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle||Frost tender Annual|
|Position||Full sun, moist well drained soil|
|Days Until Maturity||80 days|
*Notes: Plants need staking. Prune plants to two main stems. Keep well watered. Pick when mature to encourage more fruit. To reduce the risk of disease do not water overhead. Rotate crops: do not plant in the same position two years in a row.
How To Grow
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Ratings & Reviews
A little powerhouse of a tomato plantThese were an afterthought, I was already growing Black Zebra and Mary Italian in my spring garden. Here in Brisbane, we skipped spring this year and went straight to summer with hot, windy weather. I had 3 little Santorini seedlings as a trial, my first observation is that they are slow to take off as seedlings, but resilient. They seemed to get stuck in the baby stage. So they went into the ground later, into raised beds with lots of compost. I thought that would be the best way to control the water as they apparently tolerate dryness well. The other tomato plants grew quickly and died just as quickly in the early heat. The 3 little Santorini kept on, steadily growing, and are now about knee high. I have staked them, and the first little green ribbed tomatoes are forming. I'll be back again after I harvest and taste them to give my opinion, but even if they are only so-so, so far they have exceeded my expectations and are the best variety summer variety I've grown.
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