Variety from Spain
Variety from Spain
The Montserrat tomato is one of the best and most expensive tomatoes sold freshly, it is mainly sold in Catalonia where it is a delicacy. They are also called "rose tomatoes", as when they are cut up they are reminiscent of a rose. These beefsteak tomatoes are flat-round and ribbed, ripen from yellow/pink to red and can weigh up to 200 g. The fruit flesh is very flavourful and slightly sweet. As these tomatoes have cavities, they are particularly suitable for stuffing, but can also be enjoyed in a fresh salad.
Care: You can grow the Montserrat tomatoes inside the house, in a greenhouse or outdoors. The optimal germination temperature is between 20 and 25°C, and germination occurs after 8 - 14 days. You can speed up the germination process if you leave the seeds to soak overnight in a damp cloth. You should wait until after the last frost to plant your chosen plants.
Tomatoes need fresh, well-fertilised, permeable soil which is kept moist (but not wet!). They should be planted in a sunny, protected place with at least 6 hours of sunlight - preferably more.
|Optimal germination temperature||20 - 25 °C|
|Sowing||February - April|
|Germination period||8 - 14 days|
|Plant growth habit||approx. 150 - 200 cm in height, stake tomatoes|
|Fruit appearance||red, flat-round, broadly ribbed, approx. 150-200g|
|Taste||very flavourful, slightly sweet|
|Harvest||from the beginning of August until the end of September|
Note that wherever the number of seeds is indicated in grams, there may be more or fewer seeds in the package because the seeds are not the same size and weight.
If indicated in grams, the number of seeds loses relevance and is only there to show the approximate number of seeds in the package.
For example "Price for pack of 50 (1g) seeds." so you are not buying the number of seeds but the weight.