A great container tomato
Loxton Lad originates from a cross between Rosella Purple and Orange Heirloom made by Patrina Nuske Small in 2009 named Rosy F1. The name Loxton derives from the town of that name in the riverland citrus growing region of Southern Australia. Loxton Lad Dwarf tomato is is a mid-season rugose regular leaf dwarf producing large smooth oblate orange fruit weighing over 200 g, meaty and juicy. The plants reach about 1 m and have sturdy stems and abundant rugose foliage requiring support. The Loxton lad dwarf tomato has been selected and named by Patrina and appeared in an early generation of Loxton Lass, being larger with similar taste but less sweetness than Loxton Lass.
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Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 24C-28C
Germination time in days: 7-14 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 80-120 days
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil requirement: Well drained and rich
Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost.Sow seed in a propagator from March in warmth. Keep small plants in a sunny, frost-free environment until they can be planted in the greenhouse from late April or outdoors in late May. Leave 50 cm distance between plants.