Lower Lovetts Farm

Tomatoes and cucumbers

Hi Richard, we are keen vegetable gardeners and enjoyed watching your programme on Gardeners World. We made notes of the varieties of tomatoes and cucumbers you grow but unfortunately these have been lost. We would be grateful if you could let us know what they were as they are not mentioned on the BBC web site. regards

John on 11 March 2013


Thank you for your mail and I hope I can be of help. Not all the tomatoes I grew last year were mentioned on GW so I will list them all with an * by those I think were mentioned.

Jersey Devil*
Romany Striped


(For me that's (1) not large (2) Not too dark (black/purple) in color. I do not grow Supermarket type tomatoes i.e. red golf ball size)

  • Cumato
  • Green Zebra
  • Red Zebra
  • Orange Queen
  • Daraby Stripe Yellow Green
  • Burpees Delicious*

Dark Black/Purple Eastern European style (These are great for mostly Sun dried or eating fresh)

  • Black Krim*
  • Chocolate Stripe
  • Black Russian*
  • Purple Russian
  • Trucker Favorite
  • Brandywine Red


  • Sweet Pea Current (red)
  • Mexico Midget
  • Blondkopfchen (yellow)


  • Aurora
  • Anheim
  • Cascabella
  • Arbol
  • Big Jim
  • Jalapeno
  • Pasilla Bajio

Most of these are mild/not hot as I like the spice without too much heat. Notes on the liquids/ fertilizers I use will be put on the web site very shortly.

I hope this helps,