Description – Well known, popular gardener variety, producing high yields of dark green, glossy, slightly speckled fruit.
Sowing – Sow seeds from mid-April to early June, 20mm (½in) deep in 7cm (3.5in) pots or cells, using multi-purpose compost. Place in a propagator at 20-25°C (68-77F) until germination which takes 7-10 days. Seeds can also be sown outdoors
in warm soil from May. It is tolerant to Yellow Mosaic Virus and Powdery Mildew.
Growing – Plant out into rich, moist, well prepared soil once frost risk has passed, 60cm (23in) apart each way. Keep well watered and harvest regularly to ensure continuous cropping.
Aftercare – To continue the organic life cycle of these seeds, gardeners should follow recognised organic growing methods, avoiding the use of artificial fertilisers and pesticides.
Harvest – July to October