Northern Queensland Permaculture

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Tomato

Botanical Information

Botanical Information
Order Solanales
Family Solanaceae
Genus Solanum
Common Name Tomato
Species Cherry

Maturity days

  • 60

Planting Months

Planting months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
X X X X X

Permaculture uses

Permaculture uses
Usage 1 Usage 2 Usage 3
Vegetable

Growing condition comments

Growing Condition Comment
Drought Tolerant
Humidity tolerant
Planting area Wicking_bed
Sunlight Full_sun

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Short comments

Grown as an annual in NQ. Fruit fly attack in summer, heat kills in summer.

General comments

Space plants: 40 - 60 cm apart

Compatible with (can grow beside): Asparagus, Chervil,Carrot, Celery, Chives, Parsley, Marigold, Basil

Avoid growing close to: Rosemary, Potatoes, Fennel, Cucumber Tomatoes need feeding.

Seed Saving

  • Allow to ripen
  • Cut in half, and discard tomatoes that have malformed or diseased seeds.
  • Squeeze seeds, pulp and juice into a clean jar or container, don't add extra water.
  • Allow to ferment for 2 days in Townsville, 3 days if cooler.
  • Rinse seeds, discard floating seeds.
  • Pour seeds mass onto paper towel to dry.
  • Store in a cool dark place.

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