Tomatoes were first cultivated in Central America by pre-Mayan people. This juicy Beefsteak tomato produces large half kilo red ribbed fruits that are perfect for burgers, sandwiches, salads and cooking.
|How To Grow||
Sow seed 6mm (1/4in) deep, firm down gently and keep moist. Sow in pots or trays of seed-raising mix in a sunny area, but sheltered position. Seedlings appear 7-14 days. Transfer to final growing position when sturdy enough, spacing plants 50cm (20in) apart. Pinch out side shoots fertilise regularly once first trusses have set. Harvest: 14-16 weeks from sowing.
|When To Plant||Early Spring to Summer, all year round in tropical areas.|
|When to Sow/Plant||Spring, Summer|
|Soil Type||compost, well cultivated, well drained, sunny position|
- 1 package active dry yeast (2-1/2 teaspoons)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups plain flour Toppings:
- Pizza sauce
- Beefsteak tomato, sliced
- Jalapeno chillies, sliced
- Bacon, cubed and pan fried
- Basil leaves
- In a large bowl combine yeast, sugar, salt, water, olive oil, and flour. Cover the bowl with a towel and let stand at room temp for 40 to 50 minutes or until almost doubled in size.
- Turn dough out onto a well floured surface and shape into a ball. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes.
- Roll dough out to a circle. Transfer dough to a lined oven tray. Top as desired.
- Bake in a 250°C for 11 to 14 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust starts to brown.
Plant Size Guide
The plant in the photos is an example and an approximate guide only however we try to show an average sized example. Sizes, flowering state and colours change throughout the seasons and variation will occur. In summer & autumn, plants are often larger or the same size as than the example picture but around winter and spring, they can be a little smaller but still at a size similar to the example. We aim to update the pictures to reflect significant differences.
Plant Heights - because the plant's foliage must fit inside our Plant Cartons, the actual height of a plant's central trunk (meristem) will be shorter than the box it fits in.
Small Plants - 14cm wide nursery pot - 1 Litre volume - Plants fit in a 50cm tall box.
Medium Plants - 17cm wide pots either 2L hanging pot or 2.5L nursery pot - Plants fit in a 75cm tall box.
Large Plants - 25cm wide pot, 10L volume. Plants fit in a 100cm tall box.
XL Plants - Plants over 100cm tall in pot sizes specified, 25cm/10L or greater and are hand delivered within Auckland/Northland only.
Plant courier orders are processed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
North Island orders are targeted overnight delivery, South Island orders are sent on a 2-day target but these are not a guaranteed delivery timeframe.
Add 1 extra day after a public holiday as well as for rural addresses or remote towns.
Monday - We send orders placed on previous Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
Tuesday - We send Weekend orders from previous Saturday & Sunday.
Wednesday - We send orders placed from Monday & Tuesday.
XL Plants are delivered only within urban Auckland & Whangarei and this service is for non-urgent orders. This excludes satellite destinations such as Beachlands, Pukekohe, Piha, Helensville etc and Whangarei Heads. We may deliver at any time Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday in Auckland and you need to have a sheltered accessible position for us to deliver to.
Plants in Transit
Each Small, Medium & Large plant is individually contained within its own protective cardboard Plant Carton which may be joined to other cartons in your order.
Plants typically take just a day or two to arrive, however they are usually fine in their cartons for 1-2 weeks, and many can go longer, so a few extra days are not usually cause for concern.
Whether it takes 1 or 7 days, let your plant recover from its journey by placing in gentle light and adding a little water and it will be back to its best within a couple of days. Let us know if there are any major issues via the contact page.