One of the most popular varieties of tomato, ‘Shirley’ is a home-grower’s favourite and a fantastic, versatile all-rounder, producing bountiful crops of medium-sized, bright red, juicy fruits on large trusses whether grown in an unheated greenhouse or outdoors.
A cordon variety, it will fruit most prolifically when side shoots are pinched out to encourage an upright central stem that requires a support. Each plant will then produce a succession of fruit-laden trusses that ripen from July onwards to give a continuous crop. Easy to grow and with excellent disease resistance, ‘Shirley’ has a lovely sweet, rich flavour perfect for salads, sandwiches and sauces.
Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence for a delicious crop of tomatoes.
Supplied as 3 established plants in 9cm pots ready to plant out when the risk of frost has passed, reached 2m (6½ft) in height.