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Anyone grown Cream Sausage tomatoes before?

I'm trying Cream Sausage tomatoes this year for the first time and I'm not sure whether I've got duff seeds or they're totally different to all the other tomatoes I've grown. All my tomatoes were started in late February/early March and all kept in the greenhouse at present. I have one Cream Sausage in the ground next to a Beefmaster, Money Maker and Gardeners Delight plus two or three in pots (appropriately sized) as well as a five other 'interesting' varieties in pots awaiting the warmer weather to go out. 

The Cream Sausage tomatoes are growing but incredibly slowly, sending out hardly any shoots and generally just look quite weedy and thin next to all the other tomatoes. Out of all the varieties I've got going - around 10 different ones - the Cream Sausages are consistently and noticeably different to the rest. All watered the same amount, all in sunshine (or light!) most of the day and all in the greenhouse. They don't look sick, just... not very motivated! Is this normal for this variety? (I can grab some photos later if that helps)


  • ShepsSheps Posts: 1,745
    Yes, pictures will be welcome.

    My Ailsa Craig took a while to get going and now it's still thinking about it.
  • takhanatakhana Posts: 82
    edited May 2022
    So hopefully these photos help - the brown front pot is the cream sausage.
  • takhanatakhana Posts: 82
    This is the one in the ground next to a Money Maker 
  • takhanatakhana Posts: 82
    edited May 2022
    I haven’t watered yet today so they all look a bit wilty !
  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 2,968
    Some varieties seem notoriously slow to get their act together.  The same seems to apply for some seeds of the same variety - germinate readily but way behind their friends.
    For me, this has been far more evident this year than in previous years and I haven't been able to ascertain a definite reason. Once you have disregarded compost ( which has been an issue lately ) and watering, it's difficult to determine the problem.
     Most troublesome this year have been Black Krim and Bloody Butcher ( both beefsteak ).
    Haven't come across your Cream Sausage so can't help with that.
    Be interesting to see what varieties others are having problems with.

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,330
    Some tomatoes grow much faster than others.
    Those developed in the cooler climates will grow fast and strong and many can be grown outside in the UK.
    Others really need the extra warmth under glass all the time.
    I'm guessing your wonderfully named tomato was developed in a warmer climate, so it should really take off in the next few weeks as it warms up here
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,058
    I can’t believe someone named a tomato variety Cream Sausage! Do let us know how they turn out, I’m intrigued…
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    It sounds delicious. :D
  • takhanatakhana Posts: 82
    Thanks all. I guess it's just taking it's sweet time! 
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