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Characteristics: Annual fruiting vine
Seeds per packet: Approx 10
Still rare and hard to source Sweet Valentines was released in 2018. This unusual F1 variety of determinate (bush type) tomato produces high yields of attractive heart shaped cherry tomatoes with a very sweet taste on small compact plants with short, well-branched stems 30-40cm high.
Classified as the world’s first ornamental tomato, Sweet Valentine was bred for growing in pots or containers but also looks great for growing in hanging baskets.
Has become a popular gift in overseas on Valentines day since its release.
Adaptable to most soils but produces the best fruit in a deep free-draining soil with consistent moisture in a sunny position. Protect from strong winds, support with stakes when required.
Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Late Winter to Early Summer.
Cool climate: Spring
Sow: 6mm deep
For best results grow in seed raising trays of a quality seed raising mix. Keep warm and moist. Transplant when 5-7cm high.
Plant space: 75-100cm
Row Space: 50-60cm
Germination: 10-14 days
Maturity: 10-12 weeks