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Lycopersicon esculentum Rainbow Mix (Tomato Rainbow Mix)

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skill rating
4 hours care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.2m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lycopersicon esculentum Rainbow Mix

Other names

Tomato Rainbow Mix, Solanum lycopersicum Rainbow Mix, Tomato Rainbow Blend, Heirloom tomato Rainbow Blend

Genus

Lycopersicon Lycopersicon

Variety or Cultivar

Rainbow Mix _ Rainbow Mix is a commercial seed or plug plant mix of tender, trailing perennials widely cultivated as annuals, with pinnate, toothed, hairy, aromatic, dark grey-green leaves and clusters of yellow flowers from midsummer into autumn followed by edible fruit in a variety of shapes and colours.


Lycopersicon esculentum Rainbow Mix is: Deciduous

Habit

Trailing

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

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

Stake & tie in regularly. Remove side shoots as they appear & restrict the plant to one main stem. Remove growing tips in late summer to hasten ripening. Matures in 70-75 days.

Propagation

Surface sow under glass at 15-20C from mid-winter to late 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. 58-60 days to

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Lycopersicon esculentum Rainbow Mix (Tomato Rainbow Mix) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.2m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Prep ground in winter, working over & adding manure or compost. Plant out after frost danger has passed in a sheltered, sunny site in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Water & feed regularly. The cultivars used vary from company to company.

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 Rainbow Mix

Other names

Tomato Rainbow Mix, Solanum lycopersicum Rainbow Mix, Tomato Rainbow Blend, Heirloom tomato Rainbow Blend

Genus

Lycopersicon Lycopersicon

Variety or Cultivar

Rainbow Mix _ Rainbow Mix is a commercial seed or plug plant mix of tender, trailing perennials widely cultivated as annuals, with pinnate, toothed, hairy, aromatic, dark grey-green leaves and clusters of yellow flowers from midsummer into autumn followed by edible fruit in a variety of shapes and colours.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Trailing


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


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

Stake & tie in regularly. Remove side shoots as they appear & restrict the plant to one main stem. Remove growing tips in late summer to hasten ripening. Matures in 70-75 days.

Propagation

Surface sow under glass at 15-20C from mid-winter to late 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. 58-60 days to

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lycopersicon esculentum Rainbow Mix (Tomato Rainbow Mix) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.2m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Prep ground in winter, working over & adding manure or compost. Plant out after frost danger has passed in a sheltered, sunny site in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Water & feed regularly. The cultivars used vary from company to company.

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)

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