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New tomato and beetroot seeds 2019

Tomato Sweet Success. Picture; Thompson & Morgan
Tomato Sweet Success. Picture; Thompson & Morgan

Thompson & Morgan’s new duo

‘Brightly coloured food is good for you,’ my gran always maintained and medical evidence has proved her right.

Here are two new lovelies from Thompson & Morgan – tomato Sweet Success and beetroot Morello.

The cordon tomato is best grown under glass and has a vigorous, heavy cropping habit with excellent resistance against wilt and virus.

It’s a cherry tomato with a sweet flavour, each fruit weighing up to 22g. 8 seeds, £2.49.

Beet Morello. Picture; Thompson & Morgan
Beet Morello. Picture; Thompson & Morgan

Purple passion

Beetroot Morello looks great and matures just 12 weeks after sowing The rounded, purple roots have attractive white rings in the dark flesh.

The red stems and purple leaves can be eaten as well as the roots, making this a ‘no waste’ vegetable – perfect for smaller plots or containers. 150 seeds, £2.69.

For more information, visit www.thompson-morgan.com.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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