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Tomato Plant 'Shirleys' Pixie'

Image of Tomato Pixie
Image of Tomato Pixie
Image of Tomato Pixie
Image of Tomato Pixie

Solanum lycopersicum 'Pixie'

  • Bush Tomato.
  • Can be grown in the conventional way - or late planted for Winter cropping.
  • Dwarf in habit it produces heavy crops of medium sized fruit with an excellent flavour.
  • Can be grown inside or out (inside only for Autumn / Winter fruiting).

Supplied as compost block grown plants.

Available from approximately mid April 2019

1 or more £2.25GBPGBP
each. Group & quantity discounts
Qty:

One of the very best dwarf bush tomatoes for growth habit and being able to cope with shorter day length this is perfect for all year round growing.

Originally raised by W.A. Burpee in America and sold as 'Pixie' we have de-hybridised and stabilised this variety and so now call it 'Shirley's Pixie'.

A mid Summer planting will produce Autumn crops of golf ball sized fruit on a bush plant around 2 - 3 feet (60 - 90 cm) tall.

But the real boon of this variety comes with plants started in August - October time (either from seed or cuttings) - as these will produce nice compact plants around 12" - 18" (30 - 45 cm) tall that will happily grow in a 3 litre pot on your windowsill and produce a crop of tomatoes that we would describe as 'oversized cherry tomatoes'.

For conventional Summer production this bush plant will grow to around 3 - 4 feet (90 - 120 cm) tall and produce a heavy crop of fruits just a bit larger than a golf ball.

Fruit should be picked like any tomato when fully ripe for the flavour of tomatoes of the 1920-1930's, so many of which have now been lost from cultivation.

Children love a story about the pixies that live under these plants and that's how it got it's name - never seen one but not to say it's not true!

  • Bush Habit.
  • Open pollinated (heritage). (Originally and F1 hybrid but now de-hybridised and stabilised)
  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor cultivation (though for Autumn / Winter crops protection is essential).

How To Videos

How To Grow Tomatoes - Part 1 (Video)
An instructional video by Stephen on the basics of caring for tomatoes in the first few months.

How To Grow Tomatoes - Part 2 (Video)
An instructional video by Stephen on the basics of caring for tomatoes as the season progresses.

How To Save Tomato Seed (Video)
An instructional video by Stephen on how to harvest and save tomato seed.

Recipes

Smoked Tomato Chutney Recipe
A simple recipe for making delicious, tangy smoked tomato chutney. Goes well with cold meats, poultry or cheese.

General Information

A Little Information About Our Vegetable Plants (Video)
Information on the vegetable plants that Victoriana grows and how we make sure they are always hardened off before dispatch.

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https://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/Tomato_Plant_Shirleys_Pixie/