Nellie Kelly Mini Tomato Red Robin is a is a dwarf tomato bush that produces plenty of small to medium-sized fruit. Red Robin grows quickly, up to a maximum of 30cm, and is self-pollinating. You can expect an abundant crop of richly flavoured cherry tomatoes from early summer through late autumn.
How to grow Mini Tomato
The best time for planting is late winter or early spring, allowing time for the bush to establish before fruiting. A regular liquid fertiliser will promote healthy growth and ensure abundant yields. Use an organic fertiliser rich in phosphorus (to promote blossoms and fruit), nitrogen (for lush vegetative growth) and potassium (to prevent disease). Water every two to three days. Mini ‘Red Robin’ Tomato will thrive when grown near companion plants such as basil, oregano, parsley, carrots, celery, geraniums, marigolds and petunias.
Enjoying your Mini Tomato
Compact and charming, Nellie Kelly Red Robin is well suited to small spaces, and looks great in a pot on a patio or in the garden bed. It flowers in spring, and each bush will produce around 60 tomatoes between early summer and late autumn. There’s nothing like the smell of freshly picked tomatoes! Use them in salads, on pizza or make homemade passata for the freezer.