Thompson & Morgan promoted the world?s first late blight resistant outdoor cherry plum as Vegetable of the Year 2015, and now the mail order specialists have named their Vegetable of the Year 2016 as the fully blight resistant Tomato Mountain Magic F1.
Blight is a rising issue for UK growers, especially for plants raised outdoors, due to increasingly wet and humid summer weather ? conditions the fungal disease thrives under.
Tomato Mountain Magic F1 has been developed with outdoor growers in mind, meaning gardeners don?t have to invest in costly greenhouses to carry on growing the nation?s favourite grow-your-own vegetable. Mountain Magic F1 is a cordon-trained variety ideal for sunny veg patches and borders, as well as grow bags and patio containers.
With good resistance to early blight and late blight-busting Ph-2 and Ph-3 genes, it has protection against all current British strains including Pink6 and Blue13, the most virulent to hit UK crops.
Mountain Magic F1 is truly all-purpose ? eat it from the vine, slice for salads, salsas and sandwiches, or use as a cooker or sauce base. Retails at ?3.99 for five seeds.
To order from Thompson & Morgan, visit: www.thompson-morgan.com