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ONE TO TRY Tomato ‘Shimmer F1’

This month KG staff writer Tony Flanagan takes a look at a tomato variety that caught his eye last year, but does it taste as good as it looks?

With so many tomato varieties on offer in the seed catalogues these days, the world of tomato growing has never been better. So, always keen to try something new, last spring I tried ‘Shimmer F1’. With its grainy green markings on bronze red skin and its almond shape, it definitely caught my eye. This is an indeterminate (cordon) variety so it needs to be grown up a cane or similar support. It can be grown outdoors in a sheltered spot that captures the sun or undercover. I grew mine in a polytunnel.

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