Description – After years of trialling and tasting, have T&M found a replacement for T&Ms long-standing customer favourite Trafalgar? Very round, well spaced, 38mm buttons of mild taste with a much reduced mustard oil aftertaste. Later forming buttons into the New Year can be slightly larger (45mm), but maintain their perfect quality.
Sowing – Sow in individual pots or a seed tray of good seed compost and cover with 6mm (¼in) of compost or vermiculite, at a minimum of 15C (60F), until germination which takes around 7 days. Alternatively, can be sown thinly in a prepared seedbed 13mm (½in) deep, allowing 30cm (12in) between rows.
Growing – Transplant when large enough to handle into well prepared, firm soil allowing 75cm (30in) between plants each way. Plant firmly to reduce risk of poor quality buttons and plants leaning over. Water until established. Earth up the soil around plants as necessary to increase stability. Remove yellowing leaves to improve air circulation and reduce disease risks. Pick lowest sprouts first and work up the stem.
Harvest – November to February