Week for tomato lovers

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TOMATO ‘lovers’ are being invited to a week dedicated to the pommes d’amour or the ‘love apple’ at a Dial Post garden centre.

Staff at Old Barn Nursery & Garden Centre will be hosting a week dedicated to growing the fruit from May 15 to 22.

Manager Mig Ammolla said: “The French were convinced tomatoes had aphrodisiac properties and called them pommes d’amour or love apples, but in this country they are simply one of our favourite salad items and they are relatively easy to grow too.

“We hope as many people as possible join us for our Tomato Week, which ties in with British Tomato Week.

“We will have displays of tomato plants and the products and equipment you might need to grow them.

“Staff will be on hand throughout the week to give visitors tips on selecting, planting and growing their own tomatoes.

“Customers will be able to take home a free ‘How to Grow Tomatoes’ advice leaflet, while stocks last.”

For further information about the event, please call Old Barn Nursery & Garden Centre on 01403 710 000 or visit www.oldbarngardencentre.co.uk