Loxton Lass Tomato
Loxton Lass Tomato is a vigorous, productive dwarf plant producing orange coloured, smooth, oblate-shaped fruit that range between 60 and 150 grams on average in weight. They have a well-balanced, delicious flavour. Easy to manage given it grows to 1.4m tall but stake well to provide support for the plant to hold the weight of the fruit.
2021/22 season: Sown Nov 15 (late), planted in hothouse Dec 20, ripening began mid to late February (70-75 days approx).
Contains Tetra-cis-lycopene which is a highly beneficial bioavailable form of lycopene, and exhibits a golden-orange or tangerine tomato colour. See this.
Sow – Start on a heat mat ideally in late August to October and plant out after frost risk and soils around 10 deg at night (after 7 days consecutively).
Can start earlier if planting in a hothouse. 8 weeks on average from sowing to planting if using a heat-mat.
Spacing – 50cm
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- The wild ancestor of the tomato is native to western South America. These wild versions were the size of peas. Aztecs and other peoples in Mesoamerica were the first to have domesticated the fruit and used in their cooking.
- The Spanish first introduced tomatoes to Europe, where they became used in Spanish food.
- In France, Italy and northern Europe, the tomato was initially grown as an ornamental plant. It was regarded with suspicion as a food because botanists recognized it as a nightshade, a relative of the poisonous belladonna.
- This was exacerbated by the interaction of the tomato’s acidic juice with pewter plates.
- The leaves and immature fruit contains tomatine, which in large quantities would be toxic. However, the ripe fruit contains no tomatine.
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