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Lycopersicon esculentum 'Outdoor Girl' (Tomato 'Outdoor Girl')

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skill rating
4 hours care
per year
1.5m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Outdoor Girl'

Other names

Tomato 'Outdoor Girl', Solanum lycopersicum 'Outdoor Girl'

Genus

Lycopersicon Lycopersicon

Variety or Cultivar

'Outdoor Girl' _ 'Outdoor Girl' is a tender, bushy to trailing perennial widely cultivated as an annual, with pinnate, toothed, hairy, aromatic, dark green leaves and clusters of yellow flowers throughout summer followed by ovoid, glossy, edible, red fruit from midsummer into autumn.


Lycopersicon esculentum 'Outdoor Girl' is: Deciduous

Habit

Trailing, Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Green in Spring; Yellow in Summer; Green in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworm (stem and bulb) , Mice , Red spider mite (box and other) , Slugs , Snails Eelworm (stem and bulb) , Mice , Red spider mite (box and other) , Slugs , Snails

Anthracnose diseases , Basal rot , Black rot , Blossom end rot , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Mosaic virus , Powdery mildew , Sclerotinia diseases , Verticillium wilt Anthracnose diseases , Basal rot , Black rot , Blossom end rot , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Mosaic virus , Powdery mildew , Sclerotinia diseases , Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Often grown as a bush but best if cordon grown. To train, provide strong, upright support & tie in regularly. Remove side shoots as they appear & restrict the plant to one main stem.

Propagation

Surface sow under glass at 15-20C from late winter to mid-spring. Transplant seedlings when they have two true leaves and grow on at 15C. Select seedlings that are dark green and sturdy. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Outdoor Girl' (Tomato 'Outdoor Girl') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Containers, Flavouring food and drinks, Greenhouse

Cultivation

Prepare ground in winter, working it over & adding manure or compost. Plant out after danger of frost has passed in a sheltered, sunny site in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Water & feed regularly. Well-suited for container use. Staking is not requ

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Outdoor Girl'

Other names

Tomato 'Outdoor Girl', Solanum lycopersicum 'Outdoor Girl'

Genus

Lycopersicon Lycopersicon

Variety or Cultivar

'Outdoor Girl' _ 'Outdoor Girl' is a tender, bushy to trailing perennial widely cultivated as an annual, with pinnate, toothed, hairy, aromatic, dark green leaves and clusters of yellow flowers throughout summer followed by ovoid, glossy, edible, red fruit from midsummer into autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Trailing, Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Green in Spring; Yellow in Summer; Green in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworm (stem and bulb) , Mice , Red spider mite (box and other) , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Anthracnose diseases , Basal rot , Black rot , Blossom end rot , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Mosaic virus , Powdery mildew , Sclerotinia diseases , Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Often grown as a bush but best if cordon grown. To train, provide strong, upright support & tie in regularly. Remove side shoots as they appear & restrict the plant to one main stem.

Propagation

Surface sow under glass at 15-20C from late winter to mid-spring. Transplant seedlings when they have two true leaves and grow on at 15C. Select seedlings that are dark green and sturdy. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Outdoor Girl' (Tomato 'Outdoor Girl') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Containers, Flavouring food and drinks, Greenhouse

Cultivation

Prepare ground in winter, working it over & adding manure or compost. Plant out after danger of frost has passed in a sheltered, sunny site in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Water & feed regularly. Well-suited for container use. Staking is not requ

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Outdoor Girl' (Tomato 'Outdoor Girl')

Common pest name

; Black wood of grapevine; Female sterility of tobacco; Fruit woodiness of tomato; Maize Redness; Mal azul of tomato; Metabolbur; Metastolbur; Parastolbur; Purple top of potato; Stolbur of potato; Stolbur of tobacco; Stolbur of tomato

Scientific pest name

Candidatus Phytoplasma solani

Type

Phytoplasma

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Phytoplasma which potentially affects a wide host range; determined by the feeding behaviour of vectors. First UK outbreak in 2014; on strawberry; a host not specifically regulated in EU legislation. This legislation should be reviewed to take account of this and other developments.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Outdoor Girl' (Tomato 'Outdoor Girl')

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Lycopersicon esculentum 'Outdoor Girl' (Tomato 'Outdoor Girl')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Xiphinema bakeri

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode pest; could potentially affect trees and other species if introduced but many pathways regulated. No evidence of interceptions or findings to date.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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