Tomato – Alicante

Alicante is a unevenly sized golfball, red tomato with a full-bodied taste. The quality of the tomato is shown by the fact that it has an RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit). The early/mid ripening, indeterminate, regular-leafed plant is an old variety, greenback free, it produces heavy crops and is ideal for both greenhouse and outdoor use. Historically, it was used as the breakfast tomato, boiled and served with bacon & eggs. Very tasty, full-bodied, a favourite with us because of its high productivity & taste.

If we compare this to Ailsa Craig, it is greenback free and produces slightly larger crops. However, the fruit are smaller and less evenly sized than Ai;sa Craig

Tomato Alicante
Tomato Alicante
Tomato Alicante

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Standard
  • Fruit Shape: Round
  • Fruit Size: Uneven/Medium
  • Fruit Colour: Red
  • Flesh Colour: Red
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Seed Type: Heritage
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: Early/Mid (55 - 75 Days)
  • Taste: Good/Acidic
  • Fruit per Truss: 6-10
  • Truss Spacing: 12-15 inches
  • Alternatives: Moneymaker, Ailsa Craig, Matina, Bloody Butcher, Quedlinger Frue Liebe, Stupice
  • Our Source: Johnsons Seeds
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