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Tommy Toe Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme)

Tommy Toe Tomatoes - Vegetable

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These cherry tomatoes are renowned for their flavour and are ideal for salads.

It has apricot sized, excellent tasting bright red fruit. It’s a tall grower that must be staked.

You can start picking your very own Tommy Toe tomatoes only 10 weeks after sowing seed.

Green thumb tip: Tommy Toe is an ‘indeterminate’ tomato. Indeterminate tomatoes are tall growers (versus determinate tomatoes which are ‘bush’ type tomatoes) and will continue to grow and produce fruit throughout the growing season. To help improve tomato yields and reduce the incidence of disease, ‘suckers’ along the stems of indeterminate tomatoes can be removed. Suckers (pictured above) are the small shoots that develop between the main stem and side branches. Pinching these off reduces excess leafy growth and allows more sunlight into the plant. 

P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow
  • Space plants 8-10cm apart
  • Harvest in 12-14 weeks.
  • Compatible with Carrots, Endive, Florence fennel, Winter lettuce, Brassicas.
  • Avoid growing close to Chives, Aliums, Tomatoes.
  • Snow peas are best grown in cooler seasons. They need some support when growing, using tree prunings with lots of small twigs are a cheap and handy source. Or else strings between posts or wire netting. The peas need tying in the early stages, until they start producing tendrils and clinging to the support.
  • Will not grow well in hot weather. Protect seeds from birds and mice. Pick early and often before the pods become tough.

HEALTH AND MEDICINAL BENEFITS

One serving of sugar snap peas (about 3/4ths of a cup) contains:

Calories: 40

 Protein: 2 grams

 Fat: Less than 1 gram

 Carbohydrates: 9 grams

 Fiber: 2 grams

Sugar: 3 grams

The vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in snap peas can provide important health benefits. For example, vitamin C is important for helping your body heal from injuries and maintain healthy blood vessels and muscles. Consuming enough vitamin C can also help improve your immune system over time.

Snap peas are also full of potassium, which is an important mineral for maintaining a healthy heartbeat and kidney function, as well as playing a key role in muscle contraction.

In addition, snap peas can provide other health benefits like:

Bone Health

Snap peas are an excellent source of vitamin K, which plays an important role in keeping your skeletal system strong. Vitamin K helps process calcium and adds it to your bone cells. This can help prevent bone problems like osteoporosis and bone fractures. Vitamin K is also important for helping your blood clot effectively and can help your body heal more quickly.

Immune Health

Snap peas are also a great help for your immune system. They are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A, which are important for the growth of immune cells. Vitamin A helps your body protect itself from invading bacteria and viruses by supporting the growth and proliferation of your immune cells. Furthermore, the vitamin C in snap peas can help boost your immune system by supporting healthy blood cells, especially white blood cells.

Digestive Health

Snap peas are full of dietary fiber, especially if you eat the pods. Insoluble dietary fiber can help feed the “good” bacteria in your digestive system, acting as a prebiotic. This helps keep your digestive system healthier and more efficient. It’s also an excellent way to add bulk to stool because it doesn’t break down in your stomach, potentially helping to relieve constipation. Finally, dietary fiber may also help reduce your risk of certain forms of cancer.

If you are going to use Tommy Toe Tomatoes to treat an existing health condition please consult with your healthcare provider first.

 

Tommy Toe Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme)