This summer we are running a tomato trial with two Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) students, Matthew and Julie, and Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust (MBCT) to find what tomatoes grow well in Auckland.
There are 13 varieties ranging from large to cherry tomatoes. Some plants are receiving a liquid fertiliser and others are not. The students are regularly harvesting and weighing the tomatoes to see how productive the varieties are. Some of the varieties include Roma, Juilet, Country Taste, Early Money and Sweet 100. You can see this trial in the trial garden.
Keep an eye on our events page for a taste testing of the tomatoes.