One of the great things about the Wisley trials is that they sometimes highlight a variety which is not available from nurseries or seed companies – and as a result the variety is taken up and comes on to the market.
In last year’s trial of cherry tomatoes
‘Cherrola' was outstanding. The trials judges reported that it had a nice flavour, the fruit was well spaced on long trusses and the yield was high. Laboratory testing revealed a 9% sugar content so it was sweet too. It can be grown outside or in a cold greenhouse.
Colin Randel, chair of the RHS Vegetable Trials Sub Committee and the top veg man at Thompson and Morgan
, said: "I was amazed at how vigorous the plants were, each producing extremely long trusses of which many held up to twenty ‘cherry-sized', well spaced fruits at any one time. I'm sure this will make an outstanding gardeners' variety".
Seed of ‘Cherrola' is now available from Thompson and Morgan