An exclusive : the Red Robin tomato, lineage of Martin Lejardinier
Les Jardins de l'écoumène are pleased to announce that it is now possible to purchase a line of the Red Robin tomato exclusively on its online store.
About ten years ago, Martin Lejardinier, well known for his numerous YouTube capsules on indoor gardening, purchased Red Robin tomato seeds in Peru. According to sources, this variety originated in England or the United States, but it is known to have been cultivated in the 19th century. Since then, by choosing the most compact and productive plants, he obtained the Red Robin tomato, the line of Martin Lejardinier. The stability of the cross makes it an open pollinated cultivar.
This compact and determined variety is no more than 30 cm high and wide, and it produces many scarlet cherry tomatoes. The juicy, thin-skinned fruits have a sweet and tangy taste.
This variety has always been grown indoors and is therefore particularly suited to these conditions. However, it is possible to grow it outside.
Very resistant to diseases, this tomato tolerates difficult growing conditions and does not require much care.
Because of its ease of cultivation, it is also a must for beginners in indoor gardening.
Outdoors, the Red Robin tomato, a Martin Lejardinier line, prefers pots or window boxes. In the open ground, its small size must be taken into account in the layout of the vegetable garden.
This plant is cultivated in a pot of 15 to 30 cm of diameter. Pots of 23 cm in diameter containing 3 to 4 liters of potting soil are ideal if one does not want to water too often. Harvest time is 70 to 90 days depending on growing conditions.