Tomato Grosse Lisse (50 Seeds)

Solanum lycopersicum
50 Seeds/pkt TOMATO Grosse Lisse (indeterminate) 50+ seeds Fruit heirloom garden vegetable
  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • Heirloom variety
  • Heavy yielding
  • Climbing. Medium to large sized, globe shaped red fruit. One of the best and most popular home garden varieties. Fast growing and heavy yielding. Excellent flavour.

$2.75 inc GST

$2.75 inc GST

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Product Description
Planting Guide

Product Description

TOMATO Grosse Lisse (indeterminate) 50+ seeds Fruit heirloom garden vegetable

  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • Heirloom variety
  • Heavy yielding
  • Climbing. Medium to large sized, globe shaped red fruit. One of the best and most popular home garden varieties. Fast growing and heavy yielding. Excellent flavour.

Grosse Lisse is a favourite variety of  tomato that produces lots of large, round red fruit.  It’s names is pronounced ‘gross’ as in toss, and ‘liz’ as in the girl’s name.  A lot of people think it’s an Australian variety but it’s almost definitely not yet it’s still one of the most popular because it produces lots of tomatoes that are packed with flavour.

Tomatoes are scientifically called ’fruit’ because they have seeds and forms from the plant, not as part of a plant. Cooks refer to tomatoes as vegetable because it they are used like a vegetable in salads and savoury dishes.

PLANTING

Choose a spot in the garden that gets at least 6 hours of sun every day. Prepare the garden bed by removing any weeds and then build the climbing frame for the vine. After that, dig lots of compost and organic matter through the soil underneath.  Use a dibbler or big stick to make small holes about 40cm apart at the base of the climbing frame and gently place one seedling into each one, pushing the soil around the roots. Water the seedlings lightly.

Grosse Lisse tomatoes can grow well in a very large tub or pot that is at least 40 to 50cm deep but only one seedling should be put in each one.  There also needs to be a strong cage built in or next to the tub for the vine to climb up.  Fill the container with good quality and plant the seedlings, one in each pot, and water them lightly.

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Tomatoes like the warmth so are grown through late spring to early autumn.  Many gardeners plant one crop in late August or early September and then another around the middle of December so that they get a good supply for many months.  Water the plants every day so that the soil is always damp as this will make sure the fruit ripens well. As the tomatoes starts to form, the bush may need a fortnightly application of liquid fertiliser or perhaps extra compost around the roots as they are heavy feeders.

HARVESTING

The tomatoes are ready to eat when they have turned red though they will keep ripening in the fridge if they are just a touch green still.  Tomatoes can just be pulled off the vine but always keep a little bit of stalk attached to the fruit so that it stores better.

Planting Guide

Method: Direct
Planting Depth: 5mm
Germination: 5 to 10 days at 21-27ºC
Life Cycle: Annual Frost Tender
Row Spacing: 60-70cm
Plant Spacing: 50cm
Position: Full sun
Days to maturity/flowering: 85- 100 days
Other: 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.
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