ARTISAN™ Bumblebee is an exciting new series of open pollinated 2-3cm (20-25 Gram) round cherry tomato varieties, which are best for greenhouse production or outdoor growing in warm, sunny and sheltered spots. Their distinctive stripes and stunning rich colours make them ideal for summer
ARTISAN™ Bumblebee is an exciting new series of open pollinated 2-3cm (20-25 Gram) round cherry tomato varieties, which are best for greenhouse production or outdoor growing in warm, sunny and sheltered spots. Their distinctive stripes and stunning rich colours make them ideal for summer salads with a sweet flavour and resistance to cracking
Artisan Purple Bumble Bee is an indeterminate cherry tomato variety sure to create excitement with its extraordinary beauty and superb flavour The fruits are deep maroon, almost purple colouration with green stripes.
Sow in spring under glass or on a windowsill with warmth provided 1/16 inch deep. Germination takes around 6-14 days at 65-75F.
Transplant the seedlings when large enough to handle into 3 inch pots.
Grow on under cooler conditions and when about 8 inches tall, either plant in their growing position in the greenhouse or gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions and plant out 18 inches apart in a warm, sheltered and sunny spot in moist, fertile well drained soil and keep watered.
What's the difference between "indeterminate" and "determinate" tomatoes?
Determinate tomatoes, or "bush" tomatoes, are varieties that grow to a compact height (generally 3 - 4'). Determinates stop growing when fruit sets on the top bud. All the tomatoes from the plant ripen at approximately the same time (usually over period of 1- 2 weeks). They require a limited amount of staking for support and are perfectly suited for container planting.
Indeterminate tomatoes will grow and produce fruit until killed by frost. They can reach heights of up to 12 feet although 6 feet is normal. Indeterminates will bloom, set new fruit and ripen fruit all at the same time throughout the season. They require substantial staking for support and benefit from being constrained to a central growing stem.